• Sqdn. Ldr. Bob Ankerson
  • Interview by: Ewan Burnett


Thinking back,

it seemed endless, the time,

the passage of time seemed absolutely endless

and trying to fill that time

with you got a plastic bowl,

the clothes you stand up in

and two blankets.

So, and a cell that's tiled floor to ceiling

and a steel door.

That's it.

Every time someone walked up and down the corridor outside,

were they coming to your cell,

were you gonna be taken away to be interrogated?

Or something else?

And from time to time

you'd hear a cell door being opened

and is that someone being taken out of the cell

or have they just gone into that individual?

And again, you could hear sounds

of people crying out in pain.

In particular, there were some Arabic voices

that I heard time and time again

and again, there's that thought

of is it my turn next?

So, when you hear those steps

going along the corridor

and then they've gone past again.

  • Favourite

    You have to be logged in to use favourites.

  • Report

Back to search results

More RAF Stories

Please note our website uses cookies to improve your experience. I understand. For more information see Privacy Notice & Cookies