[During the attack]
During the first dive, this evasive action [trying to avoid being hit], I felt something hit my leg and I though, "Oh, I've been hit! Never mind, carry on you know, stiff upper lip", and I put my hand down and I could feel the blood going down my [boots], we used to wear big flying boots up to there and I could feel the blood going down, I could feel the bits of shrapnel [metal] as well. I thought, "Oh dear!", and of course, I could feel the pain as well.