“’Stay low, stay on track, and stay alive’ was the motto of the RAF’s most secret Station, Tempsford. That’s exactly what Geoffrey Rothwell did ? DFC & Bar, 1939-45 Star, Aircrew Europe Star with France/Germany Clasp, Defence Medal, Victory Medal, Order of Leopold II & Palme, Croix de Guerre 1940 & Palme, Bomber Command Medal, POW medal, La Légion d’honneur ? from Bomber Command via SOE to Stalag and back.”
In episode 53 Angus talked to Gabrielle McDonald-Rothwell about the SOE agent Diana Rowden. Afterward Gabrielle told Angus her husband Geoffrey Rothwell, was the last surviving pilot for SOE. At the time she was in the process of checking through a biography of Geoff’s experiences.
Sadly since then Geoff has passed away, but Gabrielle has managed to complete the book recounting his life and wartime experiences and its been released, the title is ‘Last Man Standing’.
In this bonus episode of the podcast Angus talks to Gabrielle about Geoff’s life.