When Colin joined the RAF in 1944, war was almost over. D-Day had happened some months earlier and the push for Berlin was on. As a Spitfire Pilot, Colin often provided cover for Bombers, which on more than one occasion, meant flying over Hamburg. On this particular sortie, Colin’s luck ran out and his wing was severely damaged by Flak. Bailing out, over enemy territory being as dangerous as being in the Spitfire. Whilst he was fortunate to survive and land in farmland, he was quickly handed over to the authorities and interned in a POW camp.
The war ended, Colin was returned to England and remained in the RAF for a few more years during which time he met an amazing Girl called Rachel who worked in the Naafi.
They were married and had three gorgeous children and settled down to a life of bliss in Kent. Colin worked in the city in Insurance, but never forgot his wartime experiences, being part of many active groups and associations, connected with his experiences in the RAF and POW.
Settled now in a HC-One home, Colin’s room is adorned with wartime photos and memorabilia. He’s happy to recall his wartime adventures and proudly wears his Hero medals on special occasions.