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Article about: Just read about the passing of one of the few Battle of Britian veterans left. Basil Gerald Stapleton DFC (Dutch), here is a link to some of his wartime exploits. Apparently a BBMF spitfire

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    Just read about the passing of one of the few Battle of Britian veterans left. Basil Gerald Stapleton DFC (Dutch), here is a link to some of his wartime exploits. Apparently a BBMF spitfire will be attending his funeral.

    Gerald Stapleton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Battle of Britain Memorial Flight - News

    Thank you and rest in peace.

    Reg

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    Sad News! RIP & Blue Skies

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    Hi,
    That is sad news one of the few gone but never forgotton.
    R.I.P,

    Dave.

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    I'll miss seeing that glorious handlebar moustache, i wondered if he was off hooks when he wasn't in the line up of BoB pilots in the 'News of the World' last week....Farewell 'Stapme' and Blue Skies.

    Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    RIP , the like of these guys will probably be never seen again.
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Met gerald many times one of the finest gentalmen i have ever met
    will always remember him singing night and day by Cole Porter
    the drums will beat in memory
    He was the iconic image of a fighter pilot

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    Blue Skies!

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    Quote by The Collector View Post
    Met gerald many times one of the finest gentalmen i have ever met
    will always remember him singing night and day by Cole Porter
    the drums will beat in memory
    He was the iconic image of a fighter pilot
    Indeed he was! Its the end of a true legend!

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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