My father and other RAF airmen were issued with a ‘Goolie Chit’ to help protect them against natives who might harm them if they crashed their plane. Armed with a new one, he was tasked with rescuing two downed Bisley planes, a notoriously dreadful aircraft (Listen to ‘The Grisly Bisley’ episode). Reaching them – one on a remote island, the other over mountains – in an outdated ‘Val’ plane severely challenged his skills as a pilot.
Episode photo: Flt Sgt Ron Chapman in a Bisley gun turret on Djinna Island.
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Diary entries read by grandson Phil. Thanks to pilot Gary Pottage for adding his insights. Additional voice: David Chapman