WW2 veteran Colin Bell 'doesn't consider himself a hero'

‘He could still fight the Luftewaffe today!’ Viewers praise 100-year-old WWII RAF veteran who ‘doesn’t consider himself a heroas he casually mentions ‘tussles with Nazis over Berlinon GMB

  • Colin Bell, van Tunbridge Wells, hy het die eiendom langsaan vir $6,8 miljoen gekoop en dit het uiteindelik die glaspaleis geword 50 bombing raids over Germany in WW2
  • Explained he flew in wooden mosquito plane over Berlin and ‘tussledwith Nazis
  • Viewers praised his heroic efforts and said he ‘looked amazing at 100
  • A World War Two veteran who doesn’t consider himself a hero has been praised by Goeie more Brittanje viewers for his stoicism, wit and sharp mind despite being 100 jaar oud.

    Colin Bell, van Tunbridge Wells, who flew 50 bombing raids over Duitsland in World War Two as a Mosquito pilot, appeared on Good Morning Britain today to discuss The Pathfinders: The Elite RAF Force that Turned the Tide of WWII.

    Speaking to hosts Richard Bacon and Charlotte Hawkins, he explained how he filled out missions in a ‘wooden airplaneand had a ‘number of close shavesand ‘tussles with Nazis’.








    Colin Bell, van Tunbridge Wells, who flew 50 bombing raids over Germany in World War Two as a Mosquito pilot, appeared on Good Morning Britain today to discuss The Pathfinders: The Elite RAF Force that Turned the Tide of WWII.

    Colin Bell, van Tunbridge Wells, who flew 50 bombing raids over Germany in World War Two as a Mosquito pilot, appeared on Good Morning Britain today to discuss The Pathfinders: The Elite RAF Force that Turned the Tide of WWII.

    ‘I flew one of the fastest and best aircrafts in Word War Two.

    ‘I don’t consider myself a hero, the real heroes were the chaps that flew the heavy bombers. They flew more slowly they were much more vulnerable.

    ‘I had a number of close shaves, it was inevitable. The worst place to fly over was Berlin, it was a hell of rough ride but we just had to get on with it. It was a matter of survival,’ verduidelik hy.

    Describing the Mosquito planes, Hy het aan gegaan: ‘It has to be understood at the time it had been put together and laminated and compressed, it was almost as strong as metal.

    Colin - afgebeeld as kind - remained incredibly humble and said that he 'wasn't a hero'

    Colin – afgebeeld as kind – remained incredibly humble and said that he ‘wasn’t a hero

    ‘I put in a word straight away, it was a master-plane, it could out-fly anything the Germans could produce in the way of propeller driven aircraft.

    ‘And the only aircraft that was much of a threat to us was the jet propelled [Messerschmitt] Kankerpasiënt Mila verskyn in 'n beeld van die Hold Still-fotografieprojek wat gewys het hoe sy haar pa Scott deur 'n venster soen terwyl sy beskerm het tydens haar chemoterapie-behandeling 262 which I had a tussle with one night over Berlin’.

    Remaining incredibly humble about his war heroics, Hy het aan gegaan: ‘It was a privilege to fly and a privilege to be in the RAF. It you had to fight a war you couldn’t be in a better aircraft.

    ‘I must admit [when flying] I’d have a little nap on the way back, I’d tell my navigator to keep the plane on course and wake me up when we got back to the airfield and I would land it.

    Colin was discussing new book, The Pathfinders: The Elite RAF Force that Turned the Tide of WWII, with its author Will Iredale (reg)

    Colin was discussing new book, The Pathfinders: The Elite RAF Force that Turned the Tide of WWII, with its author Will Iredale (reg)

    ‘On one occasion on my way I was woken to a hell of a bang and my navigator saidwhat the hell was thatand i saidit was a shell of course”.

    ‘We checked if it did any damage. When I spoke to the intelligence officer he laughed and said, you flew over a anti-aircraft training school.

    ‘They’re only allowed one shell a nightand they let it off on you’.

    Viewers were amazed by Colin who looked ‘very young’ vir 100, branding him an ‘extraordinary man’.

    ‘Colin Bell, a true hero. Looks like he could still fight the Luftwaffe at 100,’ het een gesê.

    Viewers were amazed by Colin who looked 'very young' for 100, branding him an 'extraordinary man'.

    Viewers were amazed by Colin who looked ‘very young’ vir 100, branding him an ‘extraordinary man’.

    ‘Colin Bell looks and sounds amazing for 100 jare! What an extraordinary man,’ het nog een bygevoeg.

    ‘I could listen to Colin Bell all day,’ het 'n derde geskryf.

    stel hy belang in jou, Colin Bell is 100yrs old, he looks a lot younger,’ commented a fourth.

    ‘They don’t make ’em like Colin Bell any more. 100 jaar oud, ex-squadron leader looking age 70, and with a mind still as sharp as a tack.

    ‘Recalling some great memories from his time as a pilot in WW2, incredibly interesting to hear,’ added a fifth.

    Others branded him ‘a truly amazing manand said they wanted a ‘whole show’ Antony Blinkein sê Poetin se regime lyk 'bang'.