A LAD FROM LEEDS

THE DISCOVERY OF A PHOTO ALBUM ENABLED ERIK MANNINGS TO PIECE TOGETHER THE EXPLOITS OF GEOFF BOOTH, A FIGHTER PILOT FROM LAND AND SEA

Sgt Geoff Booth in the cockpit of Spitfire Vb ‘RN-M’ at Gravesend 1942. A member of ground crew looks on.

A house clearance in Leeds uncovered more than the owner expected. Stripping back wallpaper revealed a hatch to the loft and inside there was a long forgotten box containing, among other things, a photo album.

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