Tuesday, July 30, 2013

RIP Geoffrey Evans

My father's old friend from the Fleet Air Arm, Geoff Evans, has died. They met in Gosport in the autumn of 1939 and were then posted to Ford. One warm Sunday in 1940, my father and a few friends from Ford were relaxing in Arundel when they saw German aircraft overhead, bombing their base at Ford where Geoff had remained on duty. They rushed back. Geoff had been knocked off his feet by a blast but was fine. They spent the next few days digging up the unexploded bombs. "Rather you than me!" commented their Sergeant.


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