Tag: Battle of Britain

S/L John Hart, one of the last surviving Battle of Britain pilots, has passed away

Squadron Leader John Hart DFC, one of the last four surviving Battle of Britain veterans according to Metro News, passed away on 18 June 2019. Born in 1916, Hart was a Canadian pilot in the Royal Air Force (RAF) from 1938 to 1946. He flew Lysanders in the RAF Army Cooperation Command, Spitfires in the …

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G/C Allan Wright, one of the last Battle of Britain aces, passes away

Group Captain Allan Wright, one of the last three aces of the Battle of Britain passed away on 16 September aged 95. After the war, he remained in the Royal Air Force, retiring in 1967. Read his complete biography from The Telegraph

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45 Spitfires, Hurricanes and Blenheim for Battle of Britain Day Flypast !

On Battle of Britain day, September 15th, a formation of 45 aircraft will take off from Goodwood aerodrome36 Supermarine Spitfires, 8 Hawker Hurricanes and the only airworthy Bristol Blenheim. The formation will be led from the back seat of a twin-seat Spitfire by Wing Commander Tom Neil, DFC, AFC, AE, a 95-year old Battle of …

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Flight Lieutenant Bill Green ✝

Flight Lieutenant Bill Green, who has died aged 97, was twice shot down: first flying a Hurricane during the Battle of Britain; five years later he was taken prisoner after again being shot down whilst flying a Tempest over Germany. Read his obituary from The Telegraph.

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Wing Commander Bob Foster †

Wing Commander Bob Foster, who has died aged 94,  was a Battle of Britain fighter pilot who went on to become an ace flying Spitfires in defence of Australia. In 2004, Bob Foster was reunited with Hawker Hurricane R4118, which he flew during the Battle of Britain. After the war Foster worked for Shell-Mex and …

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Tadeusz Sawicz †

Tadeusz Sawicz died on October 19, 2011. Born in 1914 in Warsaw, he joined the Polish air force in 1934 and fought the German invaders in 1939, flying P.11c fighters. After the fall of Poland, he joined France and began flying with Groupe de Chasse III/10 but had to flee to North Africa after the …

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Kiwi veteran of Battle of Britain dies

Group Captain John Gard’ner passed away on May 6, 2011 in Tauranga, New Zealand. With his death, only three of the 95 New Zealand pilots who took part in the Battle of Britain are still alive. Gard’ner also fought during the Korean War, during which he was attached to a US Marine Corps squadron.

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