Michael Ford / Familiens historie

Familiens historie

Familiens interesser for det skrevne ord og kultur kan indtil videre føres tilbage til min oldemor, der var boghandler i Irland.
 
Family Ford Min far, Tony Ford, var britisk RAF pilot (DFC). Herefter pilot og siden luftkaptajn i SAS.
 
Min mor, Elsy Albiin, var svensk skuespillerinde, født og opvokset i Helsingborg.
Hun indspillede en lang række film i USA, England, Italien og Sverige. Grundlagde Det engelske Teater i København i 1960-erne.
 
 
Mine voksne børn, svigerbørn og børnebørn bor i Sverige.
Cockerspanielen, Mira, er en vigtig del af familiens historie og mine seneste bøger.
Mira er en tro følgesvend, en agtpågivende og nærværende, kærlig hund. Hun er ledsager på mine daglige ture i de nordsjællandske skove, hvorfra inspirationen til mit skriveri bl.a. kommer.
Min viv, Regitze, og jeg bor på en bakketop med udsigt til skov, Øresund og Sverige.
På den danske side er vi også beriget med børn, svigerbørn og børnebørn.
DFC's for Coates and Ford: Gazette Issue 37054 published on the 24 April 1945.
Page 4 of 6 http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/37054/supplements/2244 -.Distinguished .Flying. Cross.
Flight- , Lieutenant Bernard FORD (-144787), - R.A.F.V.R.V 192 Sqh.J •'•'• Flying Officer Donald" Joseph COATES (169608), R.A.F,V.R., 192 Sqn.' 'These officers were pilot -and wireless operator .respectively • in an aircraft 'detailed to attack Dessau.'
During the operation the aircraft was badly hit when attacked by an enemy fighter. The nose of the bomber was severely damaged. The ,port inner engine was put oiit • of action. ' The inter-communication and the oxygen systems were Tendered unserviceable- and some important equipment was- destroyed.- Flying Officer Coates was wounded in both 'legs and about the face; the navigator also was wounded. The aircraft dived out of control. .Coolly and skilfully, Flight Lieutenant Ford succeeded in levelling -out and . headed . for allied territory.' Although deprived of the services of the navigator, .he flew the badly damaged aircraft to an airfield and effected .a safe landing. This officer displayed exceptional skill, coolness and courage in most trying circumstances. Flying Officer Coates also proved himself to be a courageous and resourceful crew .member. In spite of much physical distress he remained at his post to co-operate splendidly with his pilot throughout the return flight. His example was worthy of high praise. Excuse the quality of text above, don't have time to edit the scanned OCR text, check the link above.
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