Monday 2 April 2018

Congratulations Royal Air Force ~ 1918-2018

Congratulating the Royal Air Force on their Centenary today, as yesterday was Easter Sunday.

Never since English ships went out
To singe the beard of Spain,
Or English sea-dogs hunted death
Along the Spanish Main,
Never since Drake and Raleigh won
Our freedom of the seas,
Have sons of Britain dared and done
More valiantly than these.

Whether at midnight or at noon,
Through mist or open sky,
Eagles of freedom, all our hearts
Are up with you on high;
While Britain's mighty ghosts look down
From realms beyond the sun
And whisper, as their record pales,
Their breathless, deep, Well Done!

Alfred Noyes (1880-1958)
Image credit: English Electric via Sqn Ldr J S Millman MBE

1 comment:

WD said...

Happy birthday and a "well done!" to the RAF!