The other thing to point out in that Spitfire picture is that it was 1944.
Since then, unfortunately, there have been many incidents and accidents on airfields of all sizes in which many people have been injured and killed.
Because of those accidents, investigations were carried out, lessons were learned and recommendations made, some of them mandatory.
The professionals in aviation have learnt from these investigations and changed the way they work accordingly. That includes the military and civil and GA worlds.
Some people in all walks of life unfortunately believe they cannot learn from these lessons and think they are exempt and / or infallible.
I am not exempt from this. Having had a shower in Skydrol
in my early twenties I now wear all the protective clothing appropriate to that task. It may not completely protect me but it certainly reduces the effects of any accident....but first you have to acknowledge and recognise that it can happen to you, hopefully before it does.
I learnt the hard way, I won't learn that way again, I'll use the easy way. There are too many people waiting at home for me each day.
One more thought. H&S is not just for the individual to look after his or herself, they also have a responsibility to everyone around them.
I know you think you understood what I said, but I'm not sure you realise that what I said is not what I meant.