I first met James (Uncle Jimmy), when I was a young lad in the early 1970s. He was a good friend of my Grandmother and shared a bungalow with her in Somerset. He was always good fun, chasing my Brother, Cousins and I around the bungalow, when we visited. I remember him as a gentle man, intelligent and very well spoken. He had old fashioned values and standards, which have long since gone in today's world.
He was interviewed on two occasions about his involvement in the Great War: The Imperial War Museum (David Lance) and Cross and Cockade (Alex Revell). Both of these interviews are included in this website.
It is now the centenary of the end of WW1 and also the flying era of Jimmy's time with the RFC/RAF, so it seems right to create this website in respect of him.
Thankfully, James had the foresight to keep photographs, medals, certificates and flying logs so that I can create this website. He was interviewed over the years, once being a recorded interview by the Imperial War Museum, details of which can be found on this website.
Sadly Jimmy died in 1976. A great loss to the family.