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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:41 am 
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Interesting potted biography

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-40660077

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:12 am 
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I knew Jim Lacey, and his daughter Min, many years ago. A very nice bloke. Glad he got a blue plaque - he deserved one.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:55 am 
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Did he ever talk about the war? Or was he like most of that generation , very reticent about their experiences.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:12 am 
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He would sometimes, but it was rare. At the time, he was the pilot at the parachuting centre at Grindale near Bridlington, of which I was a member. ( That was the venue for Min's 16th birthday parachute jump, which is mentioned in the linked article. ) One night in the bar, he pointed out to some boisterous young parachutists that he too had done skydiving - right through the middle of a dogfight. Thirty-six years on, it was said that he still kept glancing into the sun, even while flying a Cessna 206 over peaceful Yorkshire.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:57 pm 
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:) Blimey Paul ,you kept that quiet :)


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:02 pm 
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Thanks for the Link Gary and for the extra insight Paul :)

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:19 pm 
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Trumper wrote:
:) Blimey Paul ,you kept that quiet :)


Did I? I thought I'd mentioned that I once 'bailed out' of an aircraft being flown by a Battle of Britain ace - I usually do drone on about such things, as Lewis will attest. :wink:

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:13 am 
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Thanks for the Link Gary

Your'e welcome to my link Lewis :D

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