ONE SPRING IN PICARDY
William Stanley was born in Northumberland ( England ). His love affair with flying started when he was lifted into the cockpit of one of the early Moths. During the Second World War, he joined the R.A.F. and was trained as a bomber pilot, flying Avro Lancasters with No. 3 Group ( Bomber Command ).
After the war, he then moved to Northern Ireland where he was the maintenance manager for a fibre factory.
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