23 September 2008

WW - Pathfinder Sunday 2008


The march of time means that fewer and fewer pathfinders are alive or well enough to make the annual pilgrimage to RAF Wyton, formerly the HQ of 8 Group (the Pathfinders). The Pathfinders were an elite group of RAF squadrons responsible for marking targets to be attacked during bombing raids in WWII. This week's entry for the Tuesday and Wednesday edition of Wordless Wednesday.

My father is in the centre. He is wearing a suit rather than a blazer.

39 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

When we lose these fine folks, we lose their stories. That's a sad thing. God bless these people.

eastcoastlife said...

We are on the same theme. :)
World War II and losing fine folks.

Napaboaniya.Elaine Ling said...

These people made their own history. *Salutes*

Anonymous said...

What a special WW!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful post and shot. Very touching.

Mojo said...

Nice to see some of them are still well enough to make the trip!

Snap Catch said...

Great catch for wordless... Happy WW!

Indrani said...

Great shot for WW!

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone

Camera Totin' Idiot said...

Bless them all.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful shot :) Happy WW

Jenn in Holland said...

Seems like such a distingushed group!

Mama Duck said...

Thank you for sharing, what a priceless photo!

KC said...

What a wonderful story and picture.
this is just priceless

Andrea said...

Great picture! There's a lot of history in that picture right there!

Gabriel said...

What a great group of distinguished, honorable men! All my respect to them. Yes, this coming from an Argentine. Go figure! :-)

Anonymous said...

This is a really nice pic of people who have served the country during war.

Happy WW!

My WW entry is here.

Lori said...

Great shot...Happy WW.

CK Ng said...

A salute to the elite group! Happy WW! :)

YellowRose said...

What a wonderful photo!! Kudos to them all!

Jim said...

Hi Jams, pick your Dad's brain the best you can and take some notes. My Dad and my uncle have both died, anything I can't remember died with them because they were the last of their generation.
..
I didn't know those cars were called 'Moogies' but of course there weren't many imported to the U.S. for us to get very familiar with. Thank you.
..

Nunyaa said...

We should never lose their stories, lets hope they are documented more and we appreciate what it must have been like :)

sweetytots said...

yup.. god bless them all! happy ww! my wordless entries are here and here

http://www.sweetprettynaughty.blogspot.com
http://www.memoryfilled.blogspot.com

catsynth said...

What a great piece of living history.
Happy WW

Anonymous said...

God bless them all!

Bobbie

Anonymous said...

Real heroes, one and all.

Amila Suwa said...

Great to see their picture. They sure must be having many interesting stories to tell.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks!

CherryPie said...

What a great photograph.

Cascia Talbert said...

Wow! Thats amazing that they are still around and keep up the tradition. True Heroes! Great post.

Gattina said...

It must be wonderful for them to get all together !

James Higham said...

Their names must remain immortal.

Hootin' Anni said...

Awesome Jams!!! I love historical things like this. It really makes one of our generation so humbled!!!!

Thanks for the visit to my Wordless today. Have a great week.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Because of you, not all is lost with the passage for time. Well done.

Cinnamon Girl said...

That is just awesome and please give my regards to your dad. Those were men with courage.

Sreisaat said...

Hello Jams, long time since my last visit here.

It must be a bittersweet gathering for them remembering their days and lost pals. My husband's grandfather was also a pilot during WWII but he died after the war.

r morris said...

brave men,all. God bless them.
I'd love to meet your dad, Jams.

jams o donnell said...

They are a great bunch to meet. Dad would be delighted to tell his tales. He can talk for Ireland!