Contents Foreword Acknowledgements Preface 1. Early Days 2. Diary - Part 1: shot down; in northern France. 3. Diary - Part 2: to Marseille, and the south of France. 4. Diary - Part 3: departure for the Pyrenees, Spain and the UK. 5. The Fillerin family; the PAT/PAO line; the crew. 6. RAF, 1943 - 1946. 7. Civilian flying, 1946 - 1955. Appendix I The Barnard family tree. II The message "sent" by pigeon from Renty (French & English). III Ships in Convoy MKF7, Gibraltar - Gourock, 20 - 26 January 1943. IV Far East Dakota Losses, 1945. V Aircraft types (& engines) flown by Donald Barnard. VI The medals of Squadron Leader Donald Barnard DFC Endnotes
Colin Pateman served for 32 years in Sussex Police, a qualified Home Office Instructor in all Police Dog roles. In addition, the specific search dog requirements with the armed services saw him trained by the Royal Engineers, and deployed as a search advisor in both his home county and Nationally. Oliver Clutton-Brock grew up in Lincoln where he developed a keen interest in the RAF. After attending prep school at The Craig in Windermere (1953-58) and then Shrewsbury School (1958-63), he had a number of jobs before joining the Civil Service in London. After researching for his first book, Massacre over the Marne (1994), he continued with research for a book on RAF Bomber Command prisoners of war (2003) and also one on RAF evaders (2009). Hobbies are, inter alia, collecting RAF signed covers, and old glasses and weights.