Many of us have past generations in our family who flew during the Second World War but few of us have a wonderful diary describing the lives they lived during the conflict.  Nick Kidd’s Uncle was one of the secretive pilots who flew agents into France and supplied the Free French Resistance and this is the fascinating story of his Uncle Geoff.

The Wellington under construction showing its unusual geodesic design.




The Pundit system that Geoff and his navigator used to help them find their home base.


How to fly the corkscrew evasion manoeuvre.


The original version of the Wellington.




Images under Creative Commons Licence with thanks to UK Gov, the RAF and HMSO.