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Battle of Britain Pilot Maurice Mounsdon RIP

Postby 34053 » Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:21 pm

Maurice Mounsdon, one of the last surviving pilots of 'The Few' died today, aged 101:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-50710808

Only three Battle of Britain Pilots now remain (Flt Lt William Clark, 100; Wing Commander Paul Farnes, 101; and Flying Officer John Hemingway, 100) as mentioned in the above BBC Report.

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Re: Battle of Britain Pilot Maurice Mounsdon RIP

Postby 34053 » Mon May 11, 2020 1:19 pm

Sadly, since posting the above, we have lost two further members of the 'Battle of Britain' RAF Aircrew:

- Wing Commander Paul Farnes died on 28th January 2020, aged 101:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-h ... e-51306750

- Flight Lieutenant William ('Terry') Clarke died on 7th May 2020, also aged 101, the day before the 75th Anniversary of VE Day (Friday 8th May):
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-y ... e-52592965

This now leaves just one surviving 'Battle of Britain' RAF Veteran of 'The Few':

Flying Officer John ('Paddy') Hemingway (101).

This year, September will mark the 80th Anniversary of the end of the 'Battle of Britain'.

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