Warden's War By Nigel Cushion
Nigel Cushion grew up listening to the war stories of his grandfather, Thomas Frederick Warden. Thomas was RAF ground crew in World War Two, working mainly on Spitfires.
This story, Warden’s War, is written in Thomas’ imagined voice, based on Nigel’s recollections. It is the story of an ordinary bloke, sharing with a twinkle in his eye, his adventures; set against the extraordinary backdrop of historical events. It traces one man’s journey through the war. Growing up in Norwich, the Blitz, joining up, training, D-day, and then fighting in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany; before coming home. Thomas Frederick Warden (TFW), was born in the slums of Norwich, an engineer by trade, a musician by hobby, and most proudly, an Airman in the Royal Air Force.
This story pays tribute to the generation of heroes who came together to defeat one of the worst tyrannies mankind has ever seen, standing alone at first, and then mobilising to free the whole world.
This story is part of the largely untold adventures of the RAF ground crews. Released on the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe, and the 80th anniversary of The Battle of Britain, we now recognise that the story of the few is also the story of the many. And when everything was at stake, and it really counted, the many stepped forward to be counted.