Philip D Ritchie
I am very impressed and delighted that this sight exists. It is a wonderful tribute to the men and women who served in the RAF. I have just seen the pictures of my father's aircraft shot down on the 12th of May 1941 over Carpiquet airfield. He was the air gunner who was one of two of his crew who survived. Even although I've seen 2 of the 4 pictures it is still hard for me to grasp how anyone survived. I remember vividly my father's version of the events leading up to and during the final moments before the crash. And his words while in hospital after.