MORE than 50 members and guests of the Brighouse Probus Club attended the May meeting.
Club member, Herbert Gooder, gave a fascinating talk about his experiences and training in the RAF which led to his active service in the wartime Bomber Command.
In 1944 he was posted to the operational station at Pickering with 102 Squadron where he became second in command of the seven-man crew of a Halifax bomber.
On missions over Europe the plane carried up to 11,000lbs of bombs.
But at times they were detailed to carry a fully-loaded plane with petrol in 40 gallon jerrycans to supply the advancing Allied Forces throughout Europe.
Mr Gooder received the Distinguished Flying Cross for his consistent and accurate bomb aiming.
The next meeting of the Probus club is on Wednesday, June 13, when the subject of the talk is “A Good Day Out”, which will be presented by Malcolm Haigh.
Meetings are held at Hove Edge Bowling Club, on Halifax Road, at 10.30am.