I have compiled this record from entries in my two log books and from notes I made just after the war ended. I have tried to avoid using hindsight and, in general, the events I have written about are not set in their wider context.
I have described some of my flights using as references log book entries. These I have transcribed exactly as I wrote them. In the text they are in the form of:
I wrote originally only with my grandchildren and godsons in mind, hoping that they would find it interesting to read about my experiences when I was an RAF navigator over sixty years ago. Although a wider readership is now being reached, I have left the text unchanged for it does, I believe, convey something of the reality of those harsh years when so many of us flew the night skies of war.E G White