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Hi, and welcome.

Thank you for visiting my site which is dedicated to the legendary Battle of Britain aircrew known as the ‘Few’. In particular it is in tribute to my great friend and personal hero, Wing Commander Tom Neil DFC*, AFC, AE who sadly passed away on the evening of 11th July 2018, aged 97 – just three days short of his 98th birthday.

I have been incredibly fortunate to get to meet the last of the special ‘Few’ in recent years and have a page dedicated to each of these heroes that I’ve been lucky enough to spend time with under a Tribute to the Few. It’s difficult to comprehend that as we approach the 80th Anniversary there is now just only one of these inspirational heroes known to be left gracing the earth – Group Captain John ‘Paddy’ Hemingway DFC. This site is intended to continue to help raise awareness of the heroic ‘Few’ who have set the ultimate example for future generations.

F5D5AF30-D2F1-4421-9384-C14A5979CA4DDuring 2019 I wrote, and had published, the story of Flt. Lt. Archie McInnes – a Battle of Britain Hurricane pilot with No. 601 and 238 Squadrons in a book called ‘Against Adversity’. Having got to know Archie well in his latter years, and having heard his incredible story, I persuaded him to let me write it before it was tragically lost to time. Thankfully we managed to get the book ‘Against Adversity’ published in time before Archie tragically passed away on the evening of his 100th Birthday. For more details on the book itself, and how to place an order, please click on the book link.
I have also been hugely privileged and proud to have many aviation related photographs published in various books, magazines and in the National press.

I hope this site and its content raises awareness and acts as a tribute to the brave generation of servicemen & women who fought for our freedom during WW2. My Blog page details in my own words some of the incredible days and moments I’ve been so privileged to experience over the past couple of years.

I hope that you enjoy the sites content, the images available and I always welcome and appreciate any feedback, comments or questions you have.

Thank you

Jonny

 


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