Interview with Alfred James Walker

Title

Interview with Alfred James Walker

Description

Alfred lived near RAF Upwood when he was a young child. Alfred’s father was in the army and worked on the Burmese railway. Alfred remembered aircraft going over his grandmother’s house and landing on the runway nearby. One morning an aircraft flew low over the house and damaged the roof and the chicken pen. Alfred said that there was no security at the airfield and anyone could just walk through - aircraft were stored awaiting repairs very near their house. He also recalled his grandparents having a large radio set on which they could hear aircrews talking to ground personnel. In 1947 the family left the area and went to Benwick, near Ramsey where they had a pub.

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IBCC Digital Archive

Date

2018-08-10

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00:28:50 audio recording

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AWalkerAJ180810

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Citation

Michael Sheehan, “Interview with Alfred James Walker,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed March 3, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/11754.

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