Penfriends celebrate work of French Squadrons in Yorkshire during WW2

Two women who have been penfriends for 44 years will be visiting the Yorkshire Air Museum today to commemorate the work of the French Squadrons during the Second World War.

Nicholas Barbara is standing on the far left

Jenny Dunn, from Bradford and Christine Palmade, from Alés in the Languedoc region of France, will be remembering the work of the Christine's father, Nicholas Barbara, who is now aged 93. He was a member of the French Squadrons which were based at RAF Elvington during the war. Nicholas served in the crucial, but often overlooked role of ground crew at Elvington.