The Spitfire / Hurricane / Lysander Anecdotal History comprises a brief introduction, followed by presentations to the Association Annual Reunion Dinner by Ken Pugh, Roy Bowie and ‘Twinkle’ Storey in 2004, 2005 and 2006 respectively. The section concludes with some additional articles and photo galleries, all gratefully received from individual Chapter members and their families. Please click on the photographs to access the archives.
There are few personal anecdotes of the early years of the Second World War. This section contains some images from that period and the first known personal account from the end of the Campaign in Greece.
Ken Pugh gave the first of the Chapter presentations in 2004 as he spoke of his time on the Squadron as they moved through Italy from late 1943 to January 1945.
In 2005 Roy Bowie gave the second of the Spitfire presentation for the years 1947 and 1948 in the Canal Zone and the infamous combat with the Israeli Spitfires!
‘Twinkle’ Storey concluded the Spitfire story at the 2006 Annual Reunion Diner and recounted the changeover to the Meteor - from 1949 to 1952.
In this section, there are some 30 shorter articles, photo galleries and obituaries relating to the Spitfire / Hunter / Lysander era from 1939 to 1951, all gratefully received from individual Chapter members and their families.