On 26 August 2021, Mr Albert Jarrett and I were invited to RAF Cosford Museum for interviews as veterans of the RAF. Mr Jarrett left Cosford in 1947 for Jamaica where he ultimately demobbed from the military after WWII, so this was his first visit in 74 years!
The interviews allowed Mr Jarrett provide integral first hand accounts of life at the base from over 75 years ago. I too was able to recount the years from my childhood in Jamaica to a place called Birmingham England to join mother and father, to enlisting in the RAF.
Mr Jarrett was delighted to see the grand and unrecognisable changes at Cosford which now provides Tri-Service training for Aeronautical Engineering. He was equally thrilled with their fantastic museum housing several aircraft types including Spitfire, Hurricane, Victor, Vulcan, Jaguar, Tornado, Typhoon among many others.