Interview with Leslie Valentine

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Interview with Leslie Valentine

Description

Leslie Valentine was a second year student at the University of Scotland when he volunteered for the Army. After serving with the BEF and returning to the UK after Dunkirk he saw an advertisement for aircrew with the RAF and decided he would volunteer. He trained as a pilot and was posted to 88 Squadron based at RAF Hartford Bridge and then RAF Swanton Morley. He flew Bostons and during D-Day flew at fifty feet over the beaches to distribute a smokescreen over the beaches. He described the experience of coming under bombardment from both sides while low level flying as flying through the gates of hell. He completed two tours with the RAF.

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2018-03-09

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01:42:54 audio recording

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AValentineLD180309

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Chris Brockbank, “Interview with Leslie Valentine,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 14, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/11746.

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