An insider’s look at Bomber Command during the Second World War

A book called Grandpa’s War in Bomber Command is available for $15.

Editor: I write on behalf of The War Amps Operation Legacy, in which members of the association’s Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program help preserve and commemorate Canada’s military heritage.

Of the more than 45,000 Canadians and Newfoundlanders who gave their lives in the Second World War, 10,000 were in Bomber Command — one of the most dangerous occupations of the war.

On June 28, the Queen will be unveiling the Royal Air Force Bomber Command Memorial in central London. To mark the unveiling, The War Amps is releasing a memoir in its Canadian Military Heritage Series called Grandpa’s War in Bomber Command, a personal account of the experiences of the late Jack W. Singer. Members of Operation Legacy will donate copies of the memoir to local libraries.

Singer wrote this memoir for his grandchildren in 1998, to help people understand how it really was in the Second World War. Following his wishes, it is now being made available to a wider audience. Born and raised in Toronto, Singer joined the Royal Canadian Air Force at age 19 and served as a bomb aimer with No. 9 Squadron, RAF.

Grandpa’s War in Bomber Command can be purchased at a cost-recovery price of $15 by calling 1-800-250-3030 or visiting waramps.ca. It is also available as part of a special package with The War Amps documentary The Boys of Kelvin High at a special price of $25.

Saadia Ibrahim,

Operation Legacy Member, Surrey