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William Walker RIP

Postby 34053 » Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:32 pm

There are not many of the Battle of Britain pilots remaining. We have now lost another of 'The Few': William Walker, who died on Sunday. At the age of 99, he was the oldest survivng pilot from the Battle of Britain. I remember well seeing him at the unveiling of the 'Temporary' statue of Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Park (his 'boss' of Eleven Group Fighter Command) in Trafalgar Square, on 4th November 2009. I also saw him at the Unveiling of the 'Permanent' statue of Sir Keith Park, in Waterloo Place (off Pall Mall) on 15th September 2010 (Battle of Britain Day).

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http://www.itv.com/news/story/2012-10-2 ... ilot-dies/

Thank you William RIP.

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Re: William Walker RIP

Postby Xplumberlives » Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:24 pm

RIP WW, it was nice to see he was remembered by Chris Evans on Radio 2 and on BBC Breakfast this morning.
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Re: William Walker RIP

Postby Jigsaw » Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:36 pm

RIP William.

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Re: William Walker RIP

Postby Lucas1860 » Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:25 pm

Heroes of history.

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Re: William Walker RIP

Postby Ray C » Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:33 pm

God rest his brave soul.
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Re: William Walker RIP

Postby 34053 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:27 am

Here is one of the photos I took at the Unveiling of the 'Permanent' Statue of Sir Keith Park on 15th September 2010 (that I mentioned above). These are the 'Battle of Britain' pilots who attended the Ceremony that day. William Walker is on the front row, second from the left.

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Here is another photo of the Group, that I took, with the Sir Keith Park statue:
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I remember the, much deserved, sustained applause they received that day. Very moving.

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Re: William Walker RIP

Postby Jigsaw » Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:59 pm

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Re: William Walker RIP

Postby Sploosher » Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:47 pm

RIP William, the country will (should|)never forget what you and your fellow fighter pilots did for us............. :ymapplause: :ymapplause:
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Re: William Walker RIP

Postby 34053 » Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:22 pm

Here is an Obituary of this amazing and courageous man:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituar ... alker.html

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Edit:
Here is a more detailed Obituary:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obitu ... 23465.html

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