Tail End Charlie

Tail End Charlie ‘High in the velvet mantle of the night Alone with just the moonlight on their wings The majestic silence of the vast universe Made them feel the presence of the King-of-Kings The nights were long as endless as the sky Night after night their nerves were tightly drawn And quietly they prayed he'd guide their homeward flight That they may live to see the beauty of the coming dawn.’ - J Davis, Text taken from the air monument in Plymouth honouring those who served in the Royal Air Force and the Allied Air Forces. Tail end Charlie is a story about Flight Sergeant William Hele, who was an air gunner in the R.A.F.

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