Thank you so much for sending me a copy of your book 'Memories of a Different World'. I have needed to travel to visit one of our Branches in Europe this weekend and brought your book with me, and in the quiet minutes I have read and thoroughly enjoyed it from cover to cover.
I really must congratulate you for having drawn these memories together, and pass my gratitude to your family for having encouraged you to do so, and for helping in the final publication. It truly is a gem of a read and as well as recalling your experiences for the benefit of others who, without this work, could never hope to understand the world you grew up in. Of particular importance, and so well captured in your book, are the enduring relationships with your colleagues, something the modern world could do well to emulate but alas, beyond the armed forces, seems unwilling or unable to try to recapture.
Thank you most sincerely Charles. You clearly enjoy the support of a doting family but please let me know directly if there is ever anything the RAF Association can do for you. Very best wishes.
Air Marshal Sir Dusty Miller,
President, Royal Air Forces Association
Dear Mr Gallagher,
Thank you very much for sending me your book 'Memories of a Different World' which I thoroughly enjoyed reading.
The book gives a real sense of life in a Bomber Command Squadron and your story is conveyed with a great sense of humour throughout.
I will be submitting a review of your book in the next edition of 'FlyPast' and will be pleased to send you a copy.
Thank you once again for taking the time to send me your book; it was a pleasure to read.
A wonderful self-published account that sees the author reflecting on his days in Bomber Command during World War Two. His vivid memories are supported by notes from his wartime logbook, along with letters home and photographs. Charles' memoir captures the challenges and thrills of travel, along with the comradeship and sense of humour displayed by his crew. It also revisits the fear and the danger, and pays tribute to the 55,573 men of Bomber Command who did not survive the war. Charles also reflects on his post-war career, which included a stint with British South American Airways.
Senior Editor Historic Aviation,Editor of FlyPast
Thank you for the wonderful copy of your book.
Fabulous to see it in print and a great addition to our library
of "Old Boy's Books". Thank you.
Amber Oliver, Development Director, Blundell's School, Tiverton (UK)
Dear Mr Gallagher,
Thank you so very much for your book. The title is most apt!
I was indeed transported to a "Different World".
Incredible insights. Terrifying, captivating at once.
The bravery of Mac, you and the rest of the "Mutinous Crew"
and countless others never ceases to astonish!
Best wishes, Romana, London (UK)
A short note to tell you how much we both enjoyed reading "Memories of a Different World",
such a heartfelt account of your time in Bomber Command.
You certainly had some amazing experiences, all in the most admirable cause of defending
Your memories had us laughing and crying, sometimes at the same time!
Fabulous that you put pen to paper so that these facts will never be forgotten, a fitting
thought this week - having celebrated Remembrance Day.
Sarah & James,
I was given this book as a gift from Rosanne Hellyer-Gallagher about her amazing Father.Everyone needs to read it..majority of these incredible heroes are unfortunately no longer here and we need to keep their memory alive. Beautifully written and executed. Thank you Charles, a brave and real Gentleman x
Maxine, Javea (Spain)
What a delightful read!
Good, because amongst the horror there was fun and relaxation.
Most interesting and thank you for the memories.
Very best wishes,
Kit & Maggie,
Congratulations on your book.
A very interesting read.