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Last Battle of Britain RAF Ace Wing Commander Paul Farnes Dies at 101

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Wing Commander Farnes DFM of 501 Squadron flew Hurricanes in the Battle of Britain after flying in the Battle of France. He was credited with six victories.

 

RAF Ace Wg Cmdr Paul Farnes.jpg

 

See the link for a BBC interview of Farnes on his career.

 

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hampshire-51306750

 

Farnes retired from the RAF in 1958. There are believed to be only two other surviving BoB pilots. The Few are now fewer.

 

Farnes lived a long and happy life and was, quite obviously, a remarkable man.

 

Regards,

Charlie

Edited by Charlie Flick

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He is back flying in the sky,good travels.I having grown up when the WW2 gentlemen and a few ladies vets were in their 40's , always eager to hear their stories of their service,I developed some friendships and it fostered my passion for that period of history and I am thankful to them for that!

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Rest in peace.


In Memory Of......Pte Harold Griffiths, 1805, 1/6th Manchester Regt, KIA June 4th, 1915 in Gallipoli and Cpl Isaac Judges, 40494, 6th East Yorkshire Regt, KIA October 3rd, 1917 in Ypres........May they rest in peace.....

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