"At the age of 19 I managed to destroy my first enemy aircraft and to tell you the truth I was rather relieved to see the crew bail out because I always feel that I was aiming to shoot the aircraft down and not the crew."
Allan Scott DFM (Spitfire Ace)
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THE 39-45PORTRAITS PROJECT
To HONOUR, To REMEMBER and To EDUCATE
The purpose of the 39-45 PORTRAITS PROJECT is:
To HONOUR and REMEMBER our surviving World War 2 Veterans by photographing as many of them as is possible in order to provide both them and their families with classic, timeless portraits they treasure and can remain in their families for generations to come.
To sensitively EDUCATE the current and future younger generations about the events of World War 2 and of those who served, survived and were lost, so that their memories and sacrifices are never forgotten and such events may never happen again.
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"We weren't heroes, we were just boys. We were terrified.
But you had your crew and your regiment, and that's what you cared about.
Since our life expectancy after landing was just one hour, we kept each other going.
After I got back, for the first 40 years I didn't think about it. Didn't want to. But it's important that people know about it.
People now have no idea what we went through."
East Riding Yeomanry