Tuesday, 24 February 2009



I was just a wee child, when the world went wild,

With warbird, bomb and gun,

Not knowing then, whether or when,

We might see the next rise of the sun,

In this time of great fear, when death seemed so near,

Could we hide or possibly run?

There was nowhere to go, for the place was aglow,

With such chaos, all senses to stun.

I was not quite a lad, when told of my Dad,

And that I was an “Airman’s Son”

He had served with ambition, to fulfil the tradition,

And gave up his life and fun,

With the pride of his Nation, and their brave dedication,

Of Bomber Command, he was one,

Sent to stop the machines, and the ways and means,

Of the foe they called “The Hun”.


Casting ethics aside, High Command did decide,

Area Bombing, would have to be done,

For this task so denied, with convention belied,

“The Whirlwind” was begun,

With his honour all rent, and his valour all spent,

His conscience then twisted and spun,

So he finished it all, yet his way, held no call,

For his memory any to shun.

Many lives and dreams ended, when traditions upended,

In the War that had to be won,

It is a lot of years now, since I found out quite how,

He made that sad final choice,

Yet year upon year, I shed a small tear,

And ponder the thoughts he might voice,

Though he was never quite known, I am ever his own,

And proud to be his “Airman’s Son.”

Dedicated to the memory of my Father,
(Who took his own life on the 26th of June 1942, aged 24)
Michael Anthony Roy Skeet.

Monday, 23 February 2009

Signed Poster

After a tip off I decided to visit an antique shop! In the shop I found lots of WW1 and 2 stuff. A number of fantastic pictures and old aeroplane models. I decided on a poster that was framed and signed by lots of Spitfire pilots, it has so many signatures and all the squadrons they flew for. I am thinking about going back tomorrow as the have a very nice prop for sale. A fab day I had. :) Anna

Thursday, 19 February 2009

Dropped Into Dx Today

Sun for a change ! yipee. Took my daughter with me had a good day, did not take my camera, used her FLIP for the first time! what an awful think to use, LOL

Wednesday, 18 February 2009


I've got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom. -Angus Grossart

Tuesday, 17 February 2009


Missed 4 today ! couple sent into the RMA! while I was sent elsewhere! Angry MK9

Friday, 13 February 2009

Killer Cat


Well not been out much due to the good old English weather! maybe a trip out this weekend, but not sure where. Might take a trip to DX next week as my daughter wants some pictures for a project she is doing at school.