World War II Bomber Command veteran Herb Jackson. Photo: Brendan McCarthy

 

FORMER Royal Air Force air gunner Herb Jackson was front and centre of the Anzac Appeal launch yesterday.

He joined Bomber Command aged 16. “I was angry after my grandmother was killed in an air raid. We lived in Hull, so I lied about my age and joined up,” he said.

Mr Jackson lives with his wife Irene in California Gully.

“I’m 95 now and thank him upstairs each day. I lost so many good mates in
the war.”