Get involved! Send your photos, video, news & views by texting BA NEWS to 80360 or e-mail us
Droitwich veteran relives his wartime memories in a Lancaster bomber
11:23am Tuesday 10th June 2014 in Local
A DROITWICH veteran marked the 70th anniversary of D-Day with a trip to the Lincoln Aviation Museum Centre in Lincolnshire where he had the chance to return to his familiar seat in a Lancaster bomber, seven decades after he had worked as a radio operator in the RAF.
89-year-old Keith Harding, signed up for the Royal Canadian Airforce in 1941, joining the 424 Squadron as a radio operator on a Lancaster Bomber plane, and making more than 30 missions during the war, flying over Berlin, where he recalls barrage balloons.
Family friend Geoffrey Woodbury said: ?He hadn?t sat in a Lancaster for 60 years, and they treated him like royalty. He loved it. He burst into tears. He had a lovely, very emotional time.?
Mr Harding also paid a visit to RAF Digby, where he was presented with a book signed by wing commander Sam Watts, as appreciation for his service to the country.
Comments are closed on this article.