DAILY TELEGRAPH – OBITUARY HARRY IRONS

harry irons copyHarry Irons tried to enlist into the RAF when he was 16 years old but was unsuccessful.  Adopting his mother’s maiden name, and claiming he was almost 18, his second attempt succeeded and he joined up and later trained as an air gunner.  He completed more than 60 bombing operations, first on Lancasters and then on the Halifax.  At the end of the war he was awarded the DFC. In later life he became a devoted campaigner for a Bomber Command Memorial that was eventually dedicated in 2012.  He advised on the accuracy of the seven members of aircrew depicted on the memorial.  The photograph shows him at the memorial in Green Park.

Ro read the full obituary click HERE

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s