Interview with Bill Leckie. One

Title

Interview with Bill Leckie. One

Description

Bill would spend his school holidays with his grandmother in Scotland. He went to St Edward Island in Canada to do a reconnaissance course, after which he went to Harrogate to await posting. He did another course on Chipmunks before being posted to Scotland, leaving Coastal Command to join Bomber Command working on the Halifax. His crew, which joined 77 Squadron at Elvington, were all Scottish. They mainly did operations to Yugoslavia dropping weapons, food and occasionally personnel by parachute. The crew went overseas south of Naples. He was posted to Brindisi and then spent time in Egypt with 216 Squadron. Bill ended his RAF career as a pilot officer and was commissioned while in Italy. Post-war he got a full-time pilot’s job with Airworks before moving to Aer Lingus, flying Boeing 737.

Date

2019-03-01

Language

Type

Format

00:38:00 incomplete audio recording

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

ALeckieW190301, PLeckieW1901

Collection

Citation

Alastair Montgomery, “Interview with Bill Leckie. One,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 20, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/16364.

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