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World War II And Afghanistan RAF Veterans Remember Scariest Moments

World War II And Afghanistan RAF Veterans Remember Scariest Moments

Two war veterans have spoken frankly to each other about their experiences of fighting in combat.

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As part of LADbible's original video series, The Gap, George Dunn, 97, and Mike Goody, 34, talked about their experiences of being in the war.

The former RAF heroes discussed the differences of fighting in World War II and Afghanistan, agreeing that it's important for young people to learn about the seriousness of war.

In the moving video, the pair both recalled their most frightening moments.

George told the story of how he started in the RAF as a trainee pilot in April 1943. He explained to Mike that the only light he had while shadowing an experienced crew was from the guns shooting up at them from the ground.

He said: "It was a matter of luck whether you got hit or not."

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George said people didn't ask about his experiences of war when he returned home. Credit: LADbible
George said people didn't ask about his experiences of war when he returned home. Credit: LADbible

Mike, who fought the Taliban in Afghanistan, said that the 'most afraid' he had been was when he lost the lower part of his left leg due to a roadside bomb.

He explained how he was medically discharged, had PTSD, became a clinical alcoholic and started to have suicidal thoughts at the age of 22.

Mike said of the moment he was hit: "I was thinking 'oh crap, am I dead? Am I dying?' Not knowing in that instance was definitely my most afraid [moment]."

Their stories are left on a poignant final thought, with George saying that it's important for young people to hear the tales of individuals so that they can understand the true seriousness of war.

Subscribe to LADbible's YouTube channel to see new episodes of The Gap every Wednesday.

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Amelia Ward

Amelia is a journalist at LADbible. After studying journalism at Liverpool John Moores and Salford Uni (don't ask), she went into PR and then the world of music. After a few years working on festivals and events, she went back to her roots. In her spare time, Amelia likes music, Liverpool FC, and spending good, quality time with her cat, Paul. You can contact Amelia at [email protected]