A WOMAN has revisited the air base where she found wartime love.
Annie Mackle, of Skelmanthorpe, revisited RAF Cranwell in Lincolnshire for the first time in 60 years.
She was accompanied by her daughter, Carole Broadbent.
Mrs Mackle, 85, worked at the base during the Second World War, issuing kits to trainee pilots.
It was at RAF Cranwell, near Sleaford, that she met her husband, Thomas, who was a corporal in the RAF.
Mrs Broadbent said: "Mum had gone to the guardroom to get keys to her stores - and there she met one Cpl Thomas Mackle.
"His sergeant let him off work early to take mum dancing - and the rest is history."
The couple married on October 2, 1943 - and a month later Mr Mackle was posted overseas.
Their first child, Peter, was born in 1944 - but Mr Mackle did not see his son for 18 months because he was serving abroad.
He served in North Africa, Italy, Corsica and France before being demobbed.
Mr and Mrs Mackle had two more children - Carole in 1946 and Andrew in 1955.
Their wartime romance blossomed into a long and happy marriage.
When Mr Mackle died in October, 1991, they had been married for 48 years.
Mrs Broadbent said the visit to RAF Cranwell brought back fond memories.
She added: "Sadly, after 60 years, little of the wartime station remains.
"But what we did see brought back many happy memories for mum.
"I'm very grateful for the hospitality and kindness shown to us.
"We were well looked after by Flying Officers Caroline Day and Helen Redwood."