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n brown
08-10-2014, 20:14
one of my heroes,anybody else see the program about him ? what a guy ! flew 487 types of warplane ! 95 yrs old and talks clear as a bell

Martin P
08-10-2014, 20:42
Yeah what a great guy , fantastic life he led , really had a way about him.

bru
09-10-2014, 17:08
not watched it myself
Britains Greatest Pilot TheStory of Captain Eric "Winkle" Brown - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bi45UWBj2Ug)

chas17
09-10-2014, 23:00
He was my Captain at RNAS Lossiemouth (HMS Fulmar) and was indeed a truly remarkable man. But the programme just scratches the surface really. For much more information and a good read get hold of his book - Wings on My Sleeve.

77W
10-10-2014, 08:57
I saw it too, he came accross as a real nice fella, I like modest people who have achieved so much, I wish I had his calm demena too.

I like the " Light the fires, kick the Tyers & last one off's a sissy " comment re his secret to beating the odds of surviving

Chas17 thanks for the heads up re the book, I will have to have a look.


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