Hollywood’s stereotyped version of an RAF fighter pilot—lounging about in a comfortable leather chair with a pint in one hand and Punch in the other—is not quite as I remember it. But what were “typical“ conditions? Using my log book and wartime letters as references, with war art to serve as illustrations, this is how I recollect RAF/RCAF living conditions during the Second World War.
"Bed and Breakfast: A Canadian Airman Reflects on the Food and Quarters during the Second World War,"
Canadian Military History: Vol. 9
, Article 7.
Available at: https://scholars.wlu.ca/cmh/vol9/iss1/7