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Jan Leeming

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Me looking brave before taking to the air (and the wing) of the plane. Wow, it was cold !! But the whole experience was totally exhilarating.



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Date: 22nd August 2013


It was René’s Birthday on Wednesday, 21st August and on the 27th August it will be the 70th Anniversary of his death. I shall be going to the Memorial Wall at Capel to pay my respects.

I am amazed that the French have done nothing to mark this event – he was highly decorated by the British and by Gen. de Gaulle. After all, the French didn’t have a bucket load of heroes from WW2. Ian Reed and I have tried and tried to get a French TV company interested in the project – and of course most of the work is done anyway – but no joy.

This is one of my favourite photos of René and the one I have framed at home. I think it shows a great deal of the character of the man. He wasn’t only brave, he was generous and he had a great sense of humour. Some of his humour comes out in his Diaries and both generosity and humour were mentioned by his sister when I interviewed her in 2011 shortly before her death.


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