Everything Peter wrote about 23 Squadron is true inasmuch the veterans he interviewed told him the truth.
Peter Smith, whose father was Tommy Smith, also a pilot with 23 Squadron, has done a lot of research on his father since 2006 and he was willing to share everything with me so I could reach out with this blog about 23 Squadron and find relatives of these fine airmen.
Someday Peter and I will have to meet and drink to all this…maybe Vicki could also join us.
On a final note, this is an e-mail Vicki sent two weeks ago. I kept it for this special occasion.
Beware though because this is could be lethal…
Here is the Baron’s Punch
1 bottle of gin
1 bottle of Sweet Martini
I bottle of Dry Martini
I bottle of orange squash
3 or 4 litres of dry cider
1/4 litre of Cointreau
Block of ice
1 sliced apple and 1 sliced orange
Serves 30 – 60 glasses depending on the size
Warning this is lethal RAF grade! We once served it at a party and everyone was incoherent within an hour!
For the more faint hearted add either 1-2 litres of lemonade if you like it sweet or 1 – 2 litres of soda water.
Good luck and have fun!
Tomorrow more about “Al” Berry who was in fact Alden Berry.