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SUSSEX LIVING October 2011


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My mother’s parents had a typical marriage for their generation: father out at work and mother staying at home with the children. Again, it lasted, probably due to the fact that neither looked too deeply, nor expected too much from the other. My father’s fi rst marriage took place in the middle of World War II and, like many couples then, it was made in the centre of heightened danger. Dad was a fi ghter pilot and no doubt craved some security in the grinding anxiety of those years; he was just 22 and coping with the diffi culties of being mixed race in the class ridden hierarchy of the 1940s RAF. Theirs was not a happy marriage although, like most of their generation, they stayed together for 20 years, fi nally divorcing when my parents met at teacher training college in the early 1960s. My mother was 21 years younger than him. Dad always told me he was smitten from the moment he saw her. One thought intrigues me: Dad was likely to have been fl ying over England on the day Mum was born, defending the country they would eventually meet in two decades later. Perhaps he was her guardian angel, fl ying above on that bright July day in 1942? Both their lives changed forever when they did fi nally meet. Mum was nearly fi ve months pregnant when


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