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When Hollywood Ruled The Skies - Volumes 1 through 4 by Bruce Oriss

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 Post subject: Tales from the RAF
PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 2:25 pm 
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Location: March House. Plantationfoot. Wamphray. Moffat. DG10 9NG
The original series is on page 3 of funny stuff. This is an extra to the one about the practice bomb through a toilet fan light at a pub. I will retell the tale with the addition that has since come up.
A 9 Squadron Canberra is on a night exercise over the Theddlethorpe bombing ranges in Lincolnshire. The nav tells the pilot they should be coming up to the range any moment, the pilot sees the red marker light and the bomb aimer lines up and drops a stick of 25lb smoks and flash bombs. Amid the flashes the red light is seen to go out. Congrats all round and back home to Binbrook where they duly landed where they were reprimanded for dropping a bomb through the toilet fan light of the Prussian Queen public house in Donna Nook would

Fl/Lt Ted Flavell was the pilot and he wrote the following. It is sung to 'Oh dear what can the mayyer be'

Oh dear what can the matter be,
Three old ladies locked in a lavatory,
Hiding from bombs, monday to saturday,
9 Squadron knew they were there.

The first ones name, Elizabeth Bonner,
She would away for safety from Donna,
But the bombs that were dropped still fell upon her,
9 Squadron knew she was there.

The second one there was Mary Ann Wiles,
She thought she was safe by four or five miles,
Till down came the bomb that vanished her smiles,
For 9 Squadron knew she was there.

The third victims name was Mrs O'connor,
The two other ladies blamed it upon her,
But "Flavell" knew better, upstairs in his bomber,
For he knew the ladies were there.

The tales nearly over and sorry to say,
9 Squadrons aircraft are bombing today,
So the ladies of Donna are running away,
For the Prussian Queens bog is the target today.

Ken Garner

 Post subject: Re: Tales from the RAF
PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:25 am 
Pilot Officer

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Posts: 116
Location: Newcastle, Australia
:D, Hmmm. An interesting swing on that old ditty. Still, it pretty well rhymes and it's funny to boot.


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