Monday, 9 January 2017

Back in the Day

Sally B by Nikon Nutter 2009 via web
From around 1980 thru '88 I was a proud member of The Sally B Sales Team.

This involved attending many vintage themed air shows each year and raising funds to keep this last airworthy Flying Fortress flying ... as a tribute to the US servicemen who gave their lives from UK air bases during WWII

A key part of SallyB's attendance at a show was a swing band, playing on a flat-bed trailer, ideally in a WWII hangar doorway with Sally spreading her wings.

A guaranteed crowd pleaser that got people dancing and many crying.

From around 1942 to '44 we lived in a cottage near a USAF base in Norfolk,

At the age of 5 or so I would look out of my little bedroom dormer window whenever I heard a B17 returning from a daylight raid.

Sad and austere times and yet ... and yet ...

Anyway, with a little bit o luck, there will be nine minutes of picture and music, recreating the sounds of the times. Maybe above or below this posting!