Bob Jubb - Demand for bomber pilots

Running time
1 min 16 min
Date made
Department of Veterans' Affairs


It would have been about four months. We were trained on single-engine aircraft, and Britain by then had air superiority, because its fighter command was so efficient and had built up in such numbers that they didn't need any fighter pilots. That's what the line was. However, in the end there was an insatiable demand for bomber pilots, and in the end they realized that the best source was from ex-fighter pilots and to retrain them onto twin and multi engines. And that's what happened to me. I received a posting to South Cerney and then in the Cotswold Hills, and then to a little satellite aerodrome called Bibury.

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