He's giving instructions
to all the crew who were now going.
And we'd tour around the
the circuit of the aircraft.
To the the takeoff point.
And he would tell the navigator
that we're taking off and which direction.
And then in those days
you would fly.
The one thing that we had
that doesn't exist anymore was fog.
Fog was an absolute menace.
It was bad as, it could be as bad an operation.
The worst bloody thing that could happen
was you got back to England and you couldn't land
at your own station.
Because you had to go to another place
and by the time they found room for you
to get to bed and sleep and that, sort of five o'clock
in the morning, then wake you up eight o'clock
to take you back to your other aircraft.
That was a real bloody nuisance.