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Interview with Agnes Milne about a Spitfire in a haystack
EXTERNAL ID
WD_BF02_TRACK01_MILNE_01
DATE OF RECORDING
2005
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Agnes Milne
SOURCE
Am Baile and War Detectives
ASSET ID
3149
KEYWORDS
World War 2
World War II
Second World War
2nd World War
Spitfires
planes
aeroplane
aeroplanes
RAF
WAAF
air force
Armed Forces
audio

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Agnes Milne remembers looking for a Spitfire in a haystack.

We were given bicycles because this was a dispatch station. Our living quarters were there; the main buildings were here. And we had to, it was a farm; there was a farm at the side of it. And they had been cutting hay and they had the hayricks, you know, the old-fashioned ones. And I was cycling up to work one day. The runway was here, the Spitfire was coming on and I think there was a big gust of wind and it blew the plane right into the middle of the haystack and it just - I stopped my bike and this young man who was driving, well anyway he was in the plane, the pilot - his perspex thing was sticking out of the top - he stood up and he said 'You!' I said 'Yes sir!' He said 'You, you have not seen this!' I said 'Yes, no sir!' He said, 'I didn't hit this haystack. It came out of the ground and hit me.'

This interview was recorded as part of a War Detectives project in 2005 at Cawdor Primary School.

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Interview with Agnes Milne about a Spitfire in a haystack

2000s

World War 2; World War II; Second World War; 2nd World War; Spitfires; planes; aeroplane; aeroplanes; RAF; WAAF; air force; Armed Forces; audio

Am Baile and War Detectives

War Detectives (interviews)

Agnes Milne remembers looking for a Spitfire in a haystack.<br /> <br /> We were given bicycles because this was a dispatch station. Our living quarters were there; the main buildings were here. And we had to, it was a farm; there was a farm at the side of it. And they had been cutting hay and they had the hayricks, you know, the old-fashioned ones. And I was cycling up to work one day. The runway was here, the Spitfire was coming on and I think there was a big gust of wind and it blew the plane right into the middle of the haystack and it just - I stopped my bike and this young man who was driving, well anyway he was in the plane, the pilot - his perspex thing was sticking out of the top - he stood up and he said 'You!' I said 'Yes sir!' He said 'You, you have not seen this!' I said 'Yes, no sir!' He said, 'I didn't hit this haystack. It came out of the ground and hit me.'<br /> <br /> This interview was recorded as part of a War Detectives project in 2005 at Cawdor Primary School.