Everyday life in the RAF

Snow clearing

Constant night bombing raids meant life could be very wearing, but it was sometimes relieved by the unexpected such as the snow clearing shown here. This picture was taken in early 1944 and possibly shows my uncle on the extreme right.

The log for 2.3.44, states:

"Weather: Fine. Visibility good. Wind W'ly 10/15 MPH. STAND DOWN. Aircrews were employed in snow clearing."

But not all was serious work - relaxation was essential if the aircrew were to remain at their peak.