In his account, covering 1942-44, Charles Walker relates his impressions of Gibraltar during the War. He provides a good description of the main town, social trips across to La Linea and the Spanish workforce in Gibraltar. He describes service life on The Rock, military accommodation and rations. He relates witnessing aircraft crashes and fires on the runway, the shipment of Spitfire and the formation of 179 Squadron RAF. He also comments on German spy posts on the Spanish hills overlooking Gibraltar, Spanish saboteurs, anti-aircraft barrage and sight of German aircraft. He recalls a number of stories of war time activity near Gibraltar along with details of the crash of the aircraft carrying General Sikorski and the impact of his death.
Copyright Imperial War Museum:Ser 221 / IWM 030271R08-16