....apologies that this isn't directly stalking related, so admin: please feel free to delete if thought appropriate, however I do know that there are a few Spitfire admirers on here.....
I dropped in to see my parents recently on my way back from a work meeting, and for some reason the conversation turned to the tv programme 'who do you think you are' (celebs unearthing their ancestors, that kind of thing), and I said to my Mum that it brought home how little I actually knew about my own family beyond my own parents.
"you do know about your dad's uncle being a TT winner don't you.....?" Says my Mum.
Cue a few more questions......and it seems that my dad's uncle won the IoM TT in 1951 (but was killed at Hilberry corner the following year practising for the IoM Grand Prix), but the other aspect that I was blissfully unaware of was that he has been a Spitfire pilot!!
He fought in the Battle of Britain, was awarded the DFC with bar, and flew with 603 squadron....and I never knew any of this until about a week ago!!!
Funny what can turn up over a mug of tea isn't it??!?