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As a very young member of the Home Guard one of our nightly jobs was to light the oil drums and keep them burning to create a smoke screen over the Spitfire factory at Castle Bromwich, we would finish at 6a.m. go home have breakfast and then go to work for 8 a.m.
it`s a good job the duty came around every 8-10 nights. What did I do at work? make aircraft fighter cabiins until the army claimed me.
Hi John, Your gret photo brought back a memory for me. The first time that i ever went on an aeroplane was at Castle Bromwich. It was at an air show when I was about 7 or 8 (around 1956) my dad scraped up enough money to send my brother and me up for a 'Joyride" I still love flying to this day and go up whenever I can.