At least ten of The Few remain .
Sun May 27, 2018 22:31

The survivors of The Few. Battle of Britain Aircrew of the RAF alive today are thought to be 10, however, a friend who researched for the book:Men of the Battle of Britain,( updated for 2015), suspects that there are possibly a few others not known to the BBFA and others yet. There are Nine surviving members of The Few known to the Battle of Britain Fighter Association and the Battle of Britain Historical Society as of today`s date. I suspect there may be around 2 or more others alive but not known of yet, either not wanting to be made a fuss of, or abroad or in a nursing home.

The surviving Aircrew from RAF Fighter Command who flew at least one operational sortie in the Battle of Britain are
Thomas Francis "Tom" Neil, DFC, AFC, 249 Squadron, Hurricanes
Geoffrey Harris Augustus Wellum, DFC, 92 Squadron, Spitfires
John Francis Durham"Tim" Elkington, 1 Squadron, Hurricanes
Paul Caswell Farnes DFM, British, 501 Squadron, Hurricanes
J. S. Hart 602 Canadian 54 Sqn and 602 Squadrons (Spitfires)
John Allman Hemingway DFC - Hurricane pilot - Irish
William Robert Kent Hughes, DFC, AE, 23 Squadron, Blenheims
Maurice Hewlett Mounsdon, 56 Squadron, Hurricanes
William Terence"Terry" Clark, DFM, 219 Squadron, Blenheims .
Archie McInnes - A Hurricane pilot in 238 and 601sqn.
'The gratitude of every home in our island, in our empire, and indeed throughout the world, goes out to the British airmen who, undaunted by odds, unwearied in their constant challenge and mortal danger, are turning the tide of the world war by their prowess and by their devotion.

'Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.' In the last image are some of the last of The Few who passed away in recent times. Paul Davies

    • Tere were then 11 of The Few, now down to 8 15//18Paul Davies, Wed Aug 15 12:20
      We were not aware of another of The Few, who, at the time of writing was still alive. He was Archie McInnes of 601 and 238 Hurricane Squadron in 1940. This number was then 11 of the surviving Few.... more
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