Battle of Britain pilot celebrates 100th birthday

Discussion in 'The War In The Air' started by Belville, Jul 17, 2019.

  1. Belville

    Belville Senior Member

    From the Irish Times today:

    "John Hemingway, the last of 36 Irish pilots who fought in the Battle of Britain and the only remaining RAF veteran of the Battle of France, is celebrating his 100th birthday on Wednesday (17th June)."

    He was shot down four times: once in the Battle of France, twice in the Battle of Britain and finally in Italy, parachuting behind enemy lines..

    The story can be read at: Battle of Britain pilot at 100: ‘The only advice I can give to people is be Irish’

    TTH, Chris C, CL1 and 1 other person like this.
  2. Markyboy

    Markyboy Member

    Good news for John!

    Crap journalism again though as Paul Farnes is also a Battle of France veteran.

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