Guest: Keith Webb
Hosts: Dave Homewood and James Kightly
Recorded: 11th of November 2015, in Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 1 hour, 19 minutes, 14 seconds (File Size 108 MB)
Kicking off the Wings Over Australia interviews, Dave Homewood and James Kightly talk with Keith Webb of “Image Control”, who devotes his time to filming and recording the memories of Australia’s veterans from World War Two through to the more recent conflicts. He also makes airshow DVD’s among his other film and TV work, and he has interviewed many of the stars of the Australian warbird scene. Keith and Dave discuss and compare their experiences with filming and interviewing WWII veterans.
If you would like to tell your war story or military experiences, or if you can recommend someone else who has wartime memories that are worth recording, or an interesting aviation history story – or if you’d like some advice on how to conduct an interview yourself and what to ask – please feel free to either contact:
Dave Homewood on (07) 823 0130 (in New Zealand) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Keith Webb on 0438 132 748 (in Australia) email@example.com
Above: Keith Webb hard at work recording veteran interviews at Temora’s ‘Warbirds Downunder’ 2015 airshow
A superb artwork by Anastasios Polychronis depicting the scene where Keith Webb’s uncle Flying Officer Keith Wathen’s No. 415 Squadron Handley Page Hampden attacking German shipping. Keith Wathen, an RAAF pilot, was killed during this attack on the night of the 17th of May 1943.
Dave Homewood (left) and Keith Webb in the Image Control studio during the recording of this episode
- Keith Webb’s Image Control Website
- Temora’s Unsung Heroes Project
- Dave’s page detailing John Morris’s story
- The EAA’s Timeless Voices of Aviation Programme
- Bryan Cox’s story as mentioned in this show
- Courage And Valour: New Zealanders in the Italian Campaign
- The Imperial War Museum’s Sound Archives
The music heard in this episode is “Diga Diga Doo”, by Bob Crosby and his Orchestra, provided by Matt Austin via his original 1930’s portable gramophone.