Today for the Welsh Wednesdays Series I chose this reblog from Memories of Wales…(Guest Post by Author Frank Parker) | Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog
On 18th November 1943 a Lancaster bomber, under the command of Captain Andrew Harding from Winnipeg, failed to return from a pathfinder mision over Mannheim. Among those on board were another Canadian, a man from Northern Ireland, a Scot, a Welshman and my father, Frank Alfred George Parker. Like my mother, Frank senior was a Londoner. Mum, however, was living in Herefordshire having been evacuated from London whilst pregnant with me in the spring of 1941. As a consequence of her husband’s demise, Mum remained in Herefordshire and I grew up close to the Black Mountains that mark the border with Wales.
Sometime after my…
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