David Mattingley - VE Day

Running time
1 min
Date made
Department of Veterans' Affairs


Well, we were in Lincoln. Well, we were stationed outside of Lincoln, we moved into Lincoln and celebrated there with, outside Lincoln Cathedral, which is a magnificent building, you can see it for miles, and fireworks, that was unofficial fireworks that, fireworks which the air force used as signals and searchlights were turned on and they found all sorts of bunting, little Union Jacks and things, which I souvenired one and took it back to England six years ago and gave it to an aviation museum there, so, yes, there was a feeling of euphoria, obviously.

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