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    Sad to see the loss of one of the last of the Battle of Britain pilots. R.I.P. Maurice Moundson aged 101.
    The few just got even fewer, there are now just three of them left.

    Thank you chaps

    Never Knowingly Undergunned !!

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    We'll never see their like again.

    R.I.P.

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    Thank you Maurice R.I.P.
    Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. Winston S. Churchill

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    Those few to whom we owe an irredeemable debt.

    RIP Sir.
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    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Thank you for your service Sir
    Run for your life - there are stupid people everywhere!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guntruck View Post
    Thank you for your service Sir

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    May he Rest in Peace. Will we ever see their like again?

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    The three surviving members of the Few are Flt Lt William Clark, 100, Wing Commander Paul Farnes, 101, and Flying Officer John Hemingway, 100.

    See Maurice recalling being shot down:
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-50710808


    Remember them.

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    I'm learning to fly, but I ain't got wings
    Coming down is the hardest thing

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    ... and then there were 3 ...

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    R.I.P. to one of the last of the gallant few.

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    Maurice "Mark" Hewlett Mounsdon (11 February 1918 – 6 December 2019) was a pilot who flew with the Royal Air Force in World War II. He started training on 24 August 1939 and joined 56 Squadron on 3 June 1940 during the Battle of Britain. He flew a Hurricane and shot down or damaged about seven German aircraft before he was himself shot down by German fighters over Colchester on 31 August 1940. He survived but was badly burned and so spent nine months in hospitals including Black Notley and the Queen Victoria Hospital – famous for its specialist work on burns and Guinea Pig Club.

    While recovering, he served at the HQ at RAF North Weald. After the reconstructive surgery was complete, he was still rated below A1B "fit full flying" and so was posted as an instructor at RAF Bottisham and then as a flight commander at RAF Booker. When the war ended, he was posted to 8303 Disarmament Wing, searching Germany for advanced weaponry such as jets and rockets. After demobilisation in 1946, he returned to the engineering profession which he had started at the General Electric Company, specialising in inventions and patents such US 4029297 – "winches for use with high masts". When he retired in the 1970s, he went to live in Menorca with his wife Mary. The RAF display team, Red Arrows, came to the island in 2018 and performed a fly-past in honour of his 100th birthday.
    Mounsdon died on 6 December 2019.
    See you on the Dark Side......

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