David Leitch

I was born and raised in Lincoln, but now live in Hereford. I am a semi-retired special needs advisory teacher.

My uncle (mum’s brother) was a wireless operator with 106 squadron and was lost on a Berlin raid in November 1943. Although I was born 12 years after his loss, I feel I know him well because of the way my mum used to talk about him, plus her photos of him, and his log-book.One of my ambitions is to visit the National Archive and use their records to find out more about his career.

I hope I can contribute from a distance to the work of the IBCC in remembering all the crews of Bomber Command. I also still visit Lincoln now again and look forward to visiting the centre.