A Passion for Flying: 8,000 hours of RAF Flying by Tom Eeles

By Tom Eeles

The tale of team Captain Tom Eeles who served within the RAF for forty four years and totalled over 8000 hours of flying in twenty-eight various plane kinds. Tom entered RAF collage Cranwell in 1961, he won his RAF wings in 1963.

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The train could carry me to London - the bookshops, tea at Bertaux', a night in a bar; but I resist. Film had me by the tail. Once it was naively adventurous - it seemed then there were mountains to climb. So I slogged onwards and upwards, often against a gale, only to arrive exhausted, and find I had climbed a molehill from where I had a view of a few yards, not endless mountain vistas. All around the traps were set. Traps of notoriety and expectation, of collaboration and commerce, of fame and fortune.

I felt the interviewer's reproach. This evening, just alive from Berlin for RAI's cultural news, the ghost at the banquet. I've spent the afternoons and evenings reading the new biography of Eric 24 FEBRUARY Gill who, although eccentric, even silly, attempted to fuse his art and life, throwing his body into the struggle. Whitman, Carpenter, Gill and, nearer in time, Ian Hamilton Finlay and John Berger seem all to have set off on that old straight track, a road pioneered by Mr. and Mrs. William Blake playing Adam and Eve nude in their London garden.

At the end of the road the valerian is already flowering. The warm winter has scrambled the calendar - last year I filmed it in full bloom early in July. Thursday 30 March 30 is my parent's wedding anniversary, neither of whom were particularly interested in gardening. Though in our family film it might seem otherwise: my mother picking the roses, and dad pushing a large wheelbarrow jauntily along blooming herbaceous borders. On this day nearly 50 years ago my parents posed for their wedding photo under a daffodil bell hanging in the lych gate of Holy Trinity, Northwood.

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