Ralph Tyrrell MBE – RAF ‘Bomber Command’Crew selection was a case of 'if the cap fits' as Ralph explains, a chap came along, a blue eyed moustached pilot, and he said 'would you like to fly with me' and I said yes, might as well'. That was the beginning of a long lasting relationship built on implicit trust.
Ralph Tyrrell MBE – RAF ‘Bomber Command’During WWII, RAF's Bomber Command suffered the highest number of casualties of any British Unit.An almost unimaginable 55,000 air crew were killed during the course of the war.
Ralph Tyrrell MBE – RAF ‘Bomber Command’It was my job to lay on my stomach, open the bomb doors and tell the pilot instructions, cos I was in charge of the aircraft then, to left, left steady or right, right steady until the target came up within my bomb sight. Then I pressed the bomb tip and released the bombs.
Ralph Tyrrell MBE – RAF ‘Bomber Command’Thanks for leaving a Legasee with us Ralph. Here are his final thoughts on the war, 'The Nazi regime had to be stopped... with what we saw in the concentration camps, perhaps it was a fight for survival regarding right over wrong.Im proud of the service I carried out for my country'.