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Crafts with Cordite

Crafts with Cordite

“Down time” leads to dangerous “fun time” at base camp.

The Show Must Go On

The Show Must Go On

An evening of theatre and singing gets a hot encore.

Signing Up Myself and a Friend

Signing Up Myself and a Friend

Once having an opportunity to join the Royal Regiment of Canada, Mr. Preece shares an amusing story of how he volunteered his friend to join as well.

Appreciation for Bomber Command

Appreciation for Bomber Command

Mr. Heather expresses the pride he has for Bomber Command and his belief that they made a positive contribution to the war time effort.

Clothing for the Frigid Temperatures

Clothing for the Frigid Temperatures

Mr. Heather details the type of clothing distributed to the crew in order to withstand the cold temperatures during flight operations.

Getting Coned

Getting Coned

Mr. Heather describes the frightful experience of “getting coned.”

Upside Down in a Violent Storm

Upside Down in a Violent Storm

Severe weather causes the Halifax to flip causing the turret to fill with debris.

Bombing Runs

Bombing Runs

After crossing the English Channel, Mr. Heather describes the challenges faced when they lose an engine.

Preference for Night Time Raids

Preference for Night Time Raids

Mr. Heather explains the differences between daylight and night time raids.

Associating With Our Own

Associating With Our Own

Mr. Heather speaks about the relationship among the crew and the level of trust required in one another.

Positioned in the Glass Dome

Positioned in the Glass Dome

Mr. Heather describes his responsibility during air raids - focusing on the constant degree of alertness required.

Overseas on the Empress of Scotland

Overseas on the Empress of Scotland

After training, Mr. Heather and his friend journey overseas and get “crewed up.”

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