War Amps marks Bomber Command Memorial unveiling with release of memoir "Grandpa's War in Bomber Command"
OTTAWA, June 22, 2012 /CNW/ - To mark the Queen's unveiling of the Bomber Command Memorial in London, UK, on June 28, The War Amps is releasing the late Jack W. Singer's book, Grandpa's War in Bomber Command, a personal account of his experiences serving in one of the most dangerous occupations of the war.
Born and raised in Toronto, Jack W. Singer joined the RCAF at age 19 and trained in Canada under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan as a bomb-aimer. Singer wrote this memoir for his grandchildren in 1998, and, following his wish, it is now being made available to a wider audience at a cost recovery price of $15 to help people understand how it really was in World War II.
The War Amps is also re-releasing its internationally award-winning Military Heritage Series documentary The Boys of Kelvin High. It tells the remarkable story of the Canadian volunteers who flew in mighty bombers through enemy territory night after night. Excerpts from the book Grandpa's War in Bomber Command are featured in this documentary.
The Association is also adding various short clips to its YouTube Channel, including an interview with Singer's grandchildren. This interview and other short videos related to Bomber Command can be found under the Bomber Command playlist: youtube.com/warampsofcanada.
Like all War Amps productions, The Boys of Kelvin High was funded by corporate donations and is available at a cost recovery price of $14. It can also be purchased in conjunction with Grandpa's War in Bomber Command at a special package price of $25 by calling 1 800 250-3030 or visiting waramps.ca.
B-roll footage of Canadians in Bomber Command, excerpts from The War Amps documentary The Boys of Kelvin High, two War Amps Bomber Command vignettes, as well as archival photos are available and cleared for broadcast at: ftp://18.104.22.168
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