By George Stephens • 09 December 2019 • 18:56
Unfortunately one of the last surviving pilots who took to the skies to fight the Nazi air force during the Battle Of Britain has died at an amazing aged 101.
Flight Lieutenant Maurice Mounsdon was one of 3,000 men, who defended the country during the historic fight between the Royal Air Force and the Luftwaffe in 1940.
The battle in the skies above southern England, which went on for three-and-a-half months, has been described as the first major military campaign fought entirely by air forces and claimed sadly the lives of 544 RAF pilots and crew.
Mr Mounsdon was honoured for his service on his 100th birthday last September, when the Red Arrows performed a flyover off the coast of the Spanish island of Menorca.
He had retired there in the late 70’s with his beloved wife.
Mr Mounsdon died on Friday, his nephew Adrian Mounsdon said and added “He was a great man and will be missed by his nephews and niece.,”
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