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In the movie called: “Feast of Love”, Oscar calls his on-screen father “abusive” and “a drunk.” Oscar was played Toby Hemingway, my son. It was very strange sitting in the theater hearing one’s son say how much his hated his father, albeit on-screen! And while I’m pretty sure neither criticism could be aimed at me, his real life father, it was still definitely an eerie moment. It made me wonder if us fathers ever sit down with our chidren and ask to hear criticism. Ask to hear what we could improve to be better fathers. I’m sure this would lead to even closer relationships. I’m going to do this today.
Paddy Hemingway is the one on the right.
MONDAY AUGUST 26TH 1940 16.00 hrs
Pilot officer J.A. (Paddy) Hemingway. D.S.O. baled out of his Hawker Hurricane over the Thames Estuary After combat with Me 109 fighters. He landed safely near the Barge Public house in Pitsea, and his aircraft crashed into the marshes at Fobbing Essex.
Just eight days earlier at 17.45 hrs on the 18th August 1940, P/o Hemingway in Hurricane V7249, had been shot down by return fire from a Ju 88 over the Thames Estuary. He baled out of the aircraft and was rescued by a light ship12 miles East of Clacton, Essex.
In this combat Hemingway lost one of his best pals, Flying Officer R.H.A. (Dicky) Lee.