St Ives honours its World War One poet pilot

St Ives honours its World War One poet pilot

A World War One poet pilot shot down aged 21 in 1918 is being commemorated in his home town.
Miles Jeffery Day, who grew up in St Ives in Cambridgeshire, wrote poems describing his "joy of flying" and his love of the Fenland landscape.
Organiser Ian Jackson said most St Ives residents have no idea the pilot, who is remembered with his brother on the town's war memorial, was also a poet.
Day's poems and letters will be read at an event at The St Ives Corn Exchange.
Mr Jackson said: "I want the whole town to know what a special man he was."
Day joined the Royal Navy Air... read more

10 March 2018 in Regional, Views: 53
Source: BBC

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