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The Groundbreaking Women

An Air Transport Auxiliary veteran. This woman and many women like her were pilots during WW2 and receive the equal amount of pay as male pilots – an all time first for the British Government. But, it is interesting to note that the UK politicians didn’t manage to bring in the Equal Pay Act until 1970 – 25 years after the end of World War 2. Politicians? Who needs them!?

These very brave women pilots were so very impressive on many levels. This lady had flown just about every allied aircraft there was to fly during WW2. She is seen here standing next to a Spitfire Mk1 which was her favourite aircraft to fly.

The Groundbreaking Women - Richard Broom Photography
The Groundbreaking Women – Richard Broom Photography

The sound of rain in Banff, Aberdeenshire and feeding the really bad audio habit (new Zoom F6)

Join me as I sit and listen to the rain hitting our sun lounge roof. You might hear the odd seagull and my iPhone going ‘ding’.

After waiting for many months, my new Zoom F6 sound recorder has arrived and the raindrops falling just outside my office window are the first recordings I have made on the Zoom 6. Float 32 recording – magical. This all feeds in to my shocking audio habit…

First comment. The F6 will be tricky with anyone with fat fingers!

The Sound of Rain (Banff, Aberdeenshire) – Richard Broom Photography

The Sound of Rain in Banff Aberdeenshire - Richard Broom Photography
The Sound of Rain in Banff Aberdeenshire – Richard Broom Photography

This old heart of mine…

We are very are so very lucky in the UK that we have a National Health Service (NHS)and, this week, I underwent a cardiac operation (an ablation) where the doctor inserted a catheter into my leg and pushed it through my artery then up into my heart and, using radio frequency, burned away some nerve endings that were causing my heart to beat in an irregular way. The NHS service is free at the point of delivery in the UK. We pay for the service through our taxes over our working life. This means that I had nothing to pay after what I saw as a hugely complicated procedure involving a number of highly trained medical staff and some interesting (and presumably expensive) technology. I could not be more grateful to the NHS staff at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary who looked after me so very well. I can’t help wondering what the ablation procedure would cost if I lived in a country where these things have to be paid for. For the moment my ticker is ticking away quite nicely.

This old heart of mine - Richard Broom Photography
This old heart of mine – Richard Broom Photography
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