Had some fantastic e-mails from a lady whose uncle flew with Dad in 100 squadron!
Andrew Coulter Barr was killed only a month before the end of the war. All bar one of his crew died on the 8th April 1945, and we have now in our possession new photos and a first hand account of the crash that fateful night from the tail gunner who miraculously survived.
Amazing stuff, and possibly a lead on another Scottish crew mate too...
It was all too much for Sandy, my sister, when we filmed her reaction to these new stories. A few mascara moments! This documentary is going to be a wonderful testament to the selfless, unassuming young men that risked, and gave their lives on a daily basis.
We may not have been successful with funding, but we have a burning desire to get these stories told. True, it means that myself and Martin shoulder a great deal of the work ourselves, unable to pay for people to help us (and we are most certainly NOT going to ask anyone but ourselves to work unpaid) but we know that as long as we can sell 180 tickets to our screening in Woodhall Spa, we'll cover all our costs.
We may even be able to involve the wider community with our filming still- more news on that over the coming weeks.
When we know the exact date (either 11th or 12th September) we'll let you know, and if at all possible come along! In fact, bring a friend... bring five! Share our labour of love.