12 Apr 2012

Bomber Command member

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:25 pm on 12 April 2012

John Beeching is one of the few surviving ex Bomber Command members who flew dangerous missions during World War II. He's lived in New Zealand for nearly 60 years now. In June, there's going to be a special memorial service in London for the few surviving members of the Bomber Command, but Beeching won't be part of the official New Zealand veteran delegation because he flew with the RAF, not the Royal New Zealand Air Force. Campaigners are trying to get the Defence Force to include Beeching in the New Zealand delegation.