‘From the age of five I wanted to fly’ – RAF veterans of yesteryear to share their stories at IWM Duxford this weekend
PUBLISHED: 13:24 08 September 2016
Visitors to IWM Duxford will have a chance to hear from RAF veterans this weekend, with pilots, navigators and others on hand to tell their stories.
Those returning include Les Millgate, pictured, who served as a pilot on Gloster Meteors at RAF Duxford and later became an airline pilot.
He recalled: “From the age of probably about five I wanted to fly – so just as soon as I could, at the age of 18, I volunteered for the air force.
“This was 1950 and that was it – and all these years later here I am still talking about aircraft.”
Stan Dell, who spent three years at Duxford as a ground equipment mechanic, said: “I always walk around Duxford with great memories of happy times which directly led to the success I achieved in later life.”
Tickets for the event this Saturday and Sunday must be bought in advance from iwm.org.uk.
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