March 21, 2011 1.25 pm This story is over 156 months old

Wartime hero visits city for book signing

Prisoner of War: World War Two navigator James Douglas Hudson is making a flying visit to Lincoln’s historic Cathedral Quarter.

Ninety-five-year-old World War Two navigator James Douglas Hudson will visit Lincoln on Friday, March 25 to promote his eighth book.

The cover of Hudson

Hudson will be at Lincoln’s Visitor Information Centre from 11.30am until 3pm, signing copies of his book titled Just Douglas: A Navigator’s Story.

He flew in both Blenheims and Lancasters during the war. He was also captured in West Africa and held as a Prisoner of War for two years.

“In all, Douglas flew 30 full missions in Lancasters and he is absolutely passionate about keeping alive the memory of comrades who never came back from the conflict,” said Michele Sims, manager of the Visitor Information Centre.

Hudson previously unveiled a plaque a memorial plaque to Bomber Command in Lincoln Cathedral in 2006, on what was the 66th anniversary of him being taken a Prisoner or War.

Source: Lincoln BIG | Photo: Dave Hitchborne