Skies and Dark Nights
By Bill Randle.
AIRCDRE Mark Lax
FIRST impression was ‘Oh no, not another World War II airman’s
autobiography’. However, I was pleasantly surprised and found
it most enjoyable and hard to put down.
Bill Randle joined the RAF in 1941 at 19, trained as a pilot
in the US and fl ew with Bomber Command.
After completing 19 ops and having his fair share of prangs,
he lectured on escape techniques, served in the Korean War
and commanded British forces during the Rhodesian emergency.
Randle’s style makes this a very readable life commentary.
He covers his setbacks. Most emotive is his description of
his turmoil at the loss of his young son, Stuart, to cancer.