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Ken Wilkinson

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  1. The_Historian

    The_Historian Pillboxologist Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

    Oct 26, 2003
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    Stirling, Scotland
    "A former spitfire pilot who once told the Duke of Cambridge a 'dirty story' and wore his wife's knickers around his neck has died, the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust has confirmed.
    Ken Wilkinson, 99, was dubbed one of 'The Few' by Winston Churchill.
    The BBMT said in a statement that it had learned 'with great sadness' of Mr Wilkinson's death, describing him as a 'true gentleman who we shall miss dearly'.
    Born in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, the son of an aircraft manufacturer found his love for flying while watching aircraft tests at Farnborough.
    At the outbreak of war he was selected for the Royal Air Force and chosen to fly a Spitfire.
    Assigned to 616 and 19 Squadrons in East Anglia, he was among the brave airmen whose role was to protect industrial targets in the Midlands from the Luftwaffe.
    He flew under the command of legendary RAF ace Sir Douglas Bader."
    Battle of Britain spitfire pilot dies aged 99 | Daily Mail Online

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