Lyle Thomson – RAF – Falklands WarIn this film Lyle talks about his early interest in aircraft and gets into detail about his training. He started his career just 26 miles from home aged 17. A year later he was living in the Far East.
Lyle Thomson 2 of 6Lyle talks about his life in Singapore and Libya as a young man. He then talks about his involvement in various high-profile air-related operations as a radar man including the UK's first hijacking and visits from royalty.
Lyle Thomson 3 of 6Lyle gets into detail about his training and remembers an incident when the Chinook ditched into a field and became a great local news event.
Lyle Thomson 4 of 6Most of Lyle's kit was lost when the Atlantic Conveyor was sunk. In this film Lyle talks candidly about his fears, his respect for the Para's and the training that kicks in and becomes second nature.
Lyle Thomson 5 of 6Lyle continues his account of the Falklands and the Cryptographic bag of paperwork that Lyle had to lump around gets him into a spot of bother!