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    The few now even fewer

    Wing Commander John 'Tim' Elkington has died aged 98, bringing the heroic band of Battle Of Britain airmen known as 'The Few' down to just six survivors.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...nder-dies.html

    His son John said that his father was always keen to stress that 'The Few' were always supported by many more heroes on the ground. 'He would stress that, while he was one of The Few, they in turn were supported by The Many. The ground crew, radar plotters, the merchantmen and tanker crews running the gauntlet of the U-boat wolf-packs.
    Stents keeping things open 24/7

    Men have status, boys are busy updating theirs

  2. I'm proud to have served in the same service as the likes of this man. RIP Sir.
    It all started with nothing, then it exploded.

 

 

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