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The Flare Path: Ace Academy Dropout

By Tim Stone on October 19th, 2012.

If it hadn’t been for my dodgy eyes, chronic kinetosis, tendency to daydream, and crippling fear of fear I reckon I would have made a superb fighter pilot. I’d have been the chap that was forever being called into the wingco’s office for a stern dressing-down. “Dammit Stone, that’s the third Mosquito you’ve written-off this week! If you hadn’t bagged 28 Fw 190s today and bullet-scrawled ‘Hitler has only got one testicle’ on the side of the Reich Chancellery during a daring but totally unauthorised raid on Berlin, I’d be handing you your discharge papers right now rather than this platinum DFC and £10 Harrods voucher.” Read the rest of this entry »

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