British civilian footballer and broadcaster remembers his two brothers killed in action with the RAF during the Second World War
REEL 1 Family background and reason for name Primrose; effect on family of death of brothers; reasons for writing autobiography; aspects of career in football and broadcasting; importance of Scottish background; daughter's illness and death; life and character of brother Sgt Pilot Jock Wilson, 222 Sqdn RAF; description of training as fighter pilot and nature of operations including low level 'rhubarb' raids; circumstances of death, 22/2/1942; memory of visiting grave.
REEL 2 Continues: life and character of brother Billy Wilson, served with RAF Bomber Command as Lancaster rear gunner; reason for joining RAF and nature of operations; reflections on role of rear gunner; memory of meeting surviving Lancaster crew member and circumstances of death of Billy Wilson. Further discussion of daughter's death and involvement with Willow Foundation charity.
The 'Blitz' – from the German term Blitzkrieg ('lightning war') – was the sustained campaign of aerial bombing attacks on British towns and cities carried out by the Luftwaffe (German Air Force) from September 1940 until May 1941.