Fantastic! The sheer joy on his face at seeing the film.
Those unarmed photo recon pilots were ultra brave. Just imagine being over Berlin just after the defences had been well stirred up by a B17 raid, finding one of your cameras wasn't working and going round making more passes for the next 30 mins so that you could get your photos.
I just remembered, I have some super8 film which I'm sure will be of my kids in the early 80's in a cine camera I came across recently, not in the same league as this historic item, but it has spurred me to do something about it.
It will be interesting to see my 30 years olds face if I can get it developed.
In reply to Tony Naylor:
Wow, what a find, thanks for posting this. I've watched it through twice (and some bits more than that!), and I think the film in itself is excellent, with a nice preamble about the technical aspects etc. Then the interview...so moving...."Oh! It's me!" gets me every time; and the heartfelt, "every pilot should fly a spitfire at least once".
Folks, catch it while you can- it is up on utube for limited time only.