Going through my fathers papers after his death in 2016 I found a heap of papers in a box in the wardrobe. Rather than going through them at the time I packed them up to go through later.
The papers turned out to be a number of short stories and articles he had written as well as a tatty file labeled ‘It’s Pull To Go Up’ that contained several hundred typed pages, mostly ordered and several old exercise books with my fathers characteristic handwriting.
Some of the articles have been published before but I suspect that most have not been and I have collected them into this volume. They range from some of his wartime exploits in Bomber Command through his airline experiences to retirement projects restoring old cars.
I have ordered the papers as best I can and resolved some inconsistencies, otherwise the stories are entirely his own.