A Second World War hero, who survived nearly a hundred bombing missions, was told he could not go to the unveiling of a memorial to those who died because tickets have run out. Freddie Johnson from Tadcaster helped raise funds for the memorial, but now, organisers he will be able to attend.
The number of operations he flew was extraordinary; most men were lucky to do five. We lost contact with him over the years but we are now going to make sure he is able to attend the service.
– Douglas Radcliffe, secretary of the Bomber Command Association