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Poetry of Direct Personal Experience
Our Collection of Aviation and Military Poetry

To a Bomber Pilot

Take down his coat,

Pick up his things,

The scribbled note,

The tunic with wings;

The book, cricket pads and bat

And his beloved mis-shapen hat.


Auction his car,

Attend to his debts,

And then there are

His several pets.

The tortoise, collie dog and bird,

Whose cheerful chirp is now unheard.


No more kissing

And popsies thrilled;

He's reported 'Missing,

Believe Killed',

He had no ribbons, won no fame;

We'll toast his memory just the same.


Vernon Noble 
R.A.F. Linton-on-Ouse 
1941 

Motto: "A Flumine Impugnamus" -  "From the mighty river we strike"

RAF Linton-on-Ouse Crest

Linton-on-Ouse Bombing Up

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