My grandfather was Bomber Command in 102 Squadron. He was mid upper gunner in the Halifax. Based at Pocklington
He sadly past away yesterday at the age of 90.
Together with my mother I am arranging things for the funeral. He didn't embrace the war and what they did, 'Did what we had to do' he always said. However he was VERY passionate about the aircraft and my childhood was spent at air shows with him. He even recently built an airfix Halifax and painted it all. Even fabricating his own stand from spare parts.
I am very keen to have some Halifax sounds for the funeral. I have been to the Yorkshire Museum a number of times and am also contacting them.
Would anyone have access to the sounds of a Halifax engine? Be it the engine running or, preferably, one flying over head as this would be like his own fly past. Anything in any format would be so appreciated.
I do not have a date for the funeral but as i'm sure you can appreciate i'm keen to get this sorted very quickly.
I can be contacted @ email@example.com
I thank you in advance for your help and look forward to hearing from you.
Not a Halifax sound, but could be appropriate at an ex WW2 aircrew members funeral, very popular during the war - "Coming In On a Wing and A Prayer", sung by Ann Shelton, the lesser known forces sweetheart to Vera Lynn.
Hope this may help if you can't find the Halifax sounds you are looking for.
If you are contacting YAM at Elvington, speak to Ian Reed the Museum Director, unfortunately 'Friday The Thirteenth' is static and the engines do not work.