My father (Flt Lt Bryan Wild) learned to fly at Prestwick in 1940, on Tiger Moths. Amazingly, and thanks to some legwork by Ian Grace of Prewar Prescott, he has traced one of the Tiger Moths which my father flew back in those days, and it is still flying. Perhaps you can imagine how wonderful a connection that is for me. Moreover, its owner has kindly agreed to fly it overhead at Prewar Prescott, where Chattie will be on show. If only my Dad could see this! While working on his memoirs ‘Flying Blind: the story of a night-fighter pilot’ (to be published in August this year by Fonthill Media), I have discovered the networked world of aviation enthusiasts to be highly knowledgeable and helpful, and here is another case in point.
Ian Grace’s is from a family that worked for the De Havilland factory during the war, and he himself is restoring a Tiger Moth of his own. If you’re interested in Tiger Moths, visit http://www.n5490.org/.