Robert(Bob) Munday (RLS 1963-69) tells us that his uncle, William Henry (Harry) Hands is 90 years old on Wednesday 8th January 2014.
Harry, brought up in Bourtonville, Buckingham attended RLS in the mid to late 1930s before leaving to join Post Office Engineers in Oxford.
Harry then trained as a pilot initially with the RAF in Texas before transferring to the Fleet Air Arm. A remarkable service career then followed completed as an Air Traffic Controller.
He served on HMS Illustrious, HMS Theseus,HMS Ocean with 807 Squadron in Korea and flew a great variety of aircraft including Fireflys, Seafurys, Mosquitoes, Meteors Avengers and many others.
Happy Birthday Harry

 

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