Lie In The Dark And Listen

The Remarkable Exploits of a WWII Bomber Pilot and Great Escaper

Wing Commander Ken Rees

menai bridge

In 1941 Ken was posted onto Wellingtons at No.11 Operational Training Unit, at Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire.

To quote from the book:

...Quite a lot of time was spent flying as a crew on cross-country exercises. On one such flight, to win a bet I took us on a slight detour and flew the Wellington under the central span of the Menai Straits Bridge. My home is now Anglesey, and whenever I see that bridge I have to shudder at my earlier foolhardy self and that stupid exploit...

Lie in the dark and listen,
It’s clear tonight so they’re flying high,
Hundreds of them, thousands perhaps,
Riding the icy, moonlight sky...
Noël Coward

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