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The Wrong Button?

Episode 5 of 5

Julian Putkowski presents a series on cases that show up Civil Service bureaucracy. The 1956 court martial transcript of Flying Officer Kenyon makes extraordinary reading.

Files from the National Archive reveal preposterous acts: grand, petty and tragic. Julian Putkowski distills them down.

It's not a good idea to retract the undercarriage of a bomber when it is standing still on the runway fully loaded with 6 X 1000lb bombs. What, if anything, was Flying Officer Kenyon thinking?

Readers: Crawford Logan and George Gillespie

Producer: Matt Thompson
A Loftus production for BBC Radio 4.

15 minutes

Last on

Fri 17 Sep 2010 15:45

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