C-Cameron: Donald Cameron's Memoirs of World War II in Bomber Command

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In 1939, Britain declared war on Germany, and a young Canadian working at the experimental gardens in Craibstone, Scotland, voluntarily enlisted in the Royal Air Force. These are the memoirs of my late grandfather, Don Cameron, Lancaster bomber pilot with RAF Squadron 115 based at Witchford, Cambridgeshire, England. They cover his training, his active service, and his later flying with BOAC.
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Review by: I M Vayne on Dec. 23, 2013 :
What a wonderful account of one man's experiences during WW II. Please read it, you won't be disappointed.
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Review by: Kathleen Marsman on Nov. 6, 2013 :
A departure from more formal accounts of wartime events burdened with the gravity of obligation to the fallen, these bright adventures are recounted over Christmas dinner with a child on each knee. A teenager looking for good fun found, instead, a war. The highlights of this memoir include recollections of the technology of flight (including links showing aircraft flown), and matter-of-fact details of death-defying danger in tight aerial manoeuvres. This pilot's uncanny intuition spared him in so many near misses: "It was here that I developed – I don’t know what to call it – but a sense that something is wrong, before I really knew what was wrong." The painstaking accounts of lost of planes (read: friends) in each raid is a window onto what must have kept him up at night. Brief accounts of romance hint at the inspiration love provides to an airborne young man hurtling through darkness searching for home. A deserved tribute and a fine read.
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