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William Walker never fogotten: the last Battle of Britain Spitfire pilot dies

by | 23rd, October 2012

RIP Flt Lt William Walker. He was the last of The Few, the pilots who fought the Battle of Britain in 1940.  ( Photos .) He was 99. William Walker joined the RAF Volunteer Reserve on 2 September 1938.  On 26 August 1940, Walker and his comrades met the invading Germans over Kent. Walker’s Spitfire was hit. He baled over the English Channel. A bullet was lodged in his ankle. He was saved by hanging on to a shipwreck on Goodwin Sands. A fishing boat rescued him.

Europe has changed since then. Thank God. If it wasn’t for people like Mr Walker,

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