Guest: Lindsay Budge
Host: Dave Homewood
Recorded: 30th of October 2015
Duration: 43 minutes 57 seconds (60.3 MB)
In this episode Dave Homewood chats with WWII RNZAF veteran Lindsey Budge of Tauranga, who is now aged 96. He was a herd tester before the war,then spent some time in the Army before he transferred to the RNZAF to train as aircrew. He trained in Canada and by the time he was ready to proceed to England he was a qualified Air Gunner. Lindsay served on Special Operations squadrons, first briefly with the spy dropping Short Stirlings at RAF Tempsford, and then later as the rear gunner of Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress bombers that were engaged in electronic warfare amongst the bomber stream with No. 100 Group.
Thanks to Peter Wheeler of the New Zealand Bomber Command Association for his assistance with this episode.