Originally Posted by 42RM
These crews are fantastic. I remember an episode where we were picked up under fire, and after we got in the air and out of reach of small arms fire, the pilot wished us welcome on board and announced that dinner would be served in five minutes. Then they served us tea and cucumber sandwiches.
We were speechless - but grateful.
Just the fact that they choose to do such a small thing for us, gave me a tremendous respect for these crews.
That's the RAF for you, very thoughtful chaps.