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The.Tyke
10-04-2008, 06:56 AM
Salute, John http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1066849/The-Mol...ged-95.html#comments (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1066849/The-Mole-Britains-prolific-PoW-tunnel-digger-World-War-Two-dies-aged-95.html#comments)

SeaFireLIV
10-04-2008, 07:12 AM
Bad news. He had a good innings. Respect and Salute to a great man!

KRISTORF
10-04-2008, 07:21 AM
Item on the local news about him, R.I.P

Wildnoob
10-04-2008, 07:37 AM
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Choctaw111
10-04-2008, 07:59 AM
It is always a sad day to see another great man pass on.

The.Tyke
10-04-2008, 03:15 PM
Perhaps being captured early on in the war was a godsend to his family.
What were the chances of making it to 1945 if you were aircrew on RAF light bombers in 1939. Not very great I would say.

Buzzsaw-
10-04-2008, 05:56 PM
Salute

Bio in link needs clarification, re. the 'Great Escape'.

Implies that 50 escapees were killed escaping, when in fact, the 50 were all recaptured, then Hitler ordered they all be shot.

MB_Avro_UK
10-04-2008, 06:12 PM
Originally posted by The.Tyke:
Perhaps being captured early on in the war was a godsend to his family.
What were the chances of making it to 1945 if you were aircrew on RAF light bombers in 1939. Not very great I would say.

The odds were that 90% of RAF Bomber crews who joined in 1939 were killed by 1945.

Best Regards,
MB_Avro.

Enforcer572005
10-06-2008, 12:18 AM
My respect to another great warrior who was there when Britain and the world needed him. My respect for the men of the RAF, then and now, knows no limit.