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.
– Douglas Radcliffe, secretary of the Bomber Command Association
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.