“The Ginger Cat”

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  • Written in 1945
  • Listed in the Bibliography of Sturrock’s biography as unpublished.
  • Topic: RAF pilots (see below)

In a Chapter 7 footnote, Sturrock writes of Dahl’s real-life RAF squadron commanding officer:

With his broad shoulders and bushy mustache, Tap Jones was clearly the model for Monkey, the squadron leader in Dahl’s unpublished short story, The Ginger Cat. There Dahl describes him as “a big fine man with a black mustache.” — RSMSC 5/14/1-3