A heartfelt letterto the York Press has told of the sadness of the closure of RAF Linton-on-Ouse.
“The announcement of the forthcoming closure of RAF Linton-on-Ouse is extremely distressing to me.
My father volunteered and joined the Royal Canadian Airforce when he was 18 years of age.
He was shipped to England and spent most of the Second World War at Linton. He was LAC Allan Holgate and was a brilliant mechanic. He worked on the Lancaster bombers for a short while until they were sent down south and replaced with his beloved Halifax bombers.
He could repair anything; there was nothing he didn’t know about the Halifax. My father wanted to be a pilot but this was refused because of his mechanical skills.