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One of the Last of The Few Passes

Article about: Some sad news today... Flt.Lt. William Walker, the oldest surviving RAF pilot from the Battle of Britain has died, aged 99. R.I.P. and clear skies for eternity, Regards, Carl

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    Some sad news today...

    Flt.Lt. William Walker, the oldest surviving RAF pilot from the Battle of Britain has died, aged 99.

    R.I.P. and clear skies for eternity,

    Regards,

    Carl
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    That is sad, Carl, R.I.P.

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    Flt. Lt. Walker was a writer of poetry, and his poem 'Our Wall' was used as an inscription at the Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel-Le-Fearne, Kent, some of you may have visited it.

    He had a long and successful life, in business as chairman of Ind Coope Breweries and was known to enjoy a pint ot two. Now no doubt having a couple with his old friends from 616 who went before him 'Cocky' Dundas, 'Buck'Casson and 'Johnnie' Johnson.

    R.I.P. Flight, and blue skies.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obit...am-Walker.html

    OUR WALL.

    Here inscribed the names of friends we knew
    Young men with whom we often flew.
    Scrambled to many angels high,
    They knew that they or friends might die.
    Many were very scarcely trained,
    And many badly burnt or maimed.
    Behind each name a story lies
    Of bravery in summer skies;
    Though many brave unwritten tales
    Were simply told in vapour trails.
    Many now lie in sacred graves
    And many rest beneath the waves.
    Outnumbered every day they flew,
    Remembered here as just ‘The Few’.

    Flight Lieutenant William Walker



    With Respect, 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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    'Per Ardua Ad Astra' - RIP.

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