One Christmas my parents gave me Chaz Bowyer’s “The History of the RAF”. Within its pages is a captivating photo of a pilot resting on the ground, smiling. The pilot’s name was S/Ldr Ernest M. Mason DFC, known to all as “Imshi”. This is his story.
This is the story of an aircraft the RAAF didn’t want to use and a model I didn’t want to finish.
“This airman is a sound pupil, though inclined to be cautious, learns quickly and has made good progress in all departments of his flying training. Shows exceptional ability at night flying, and will develop into a sound, safe pilot.”