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HURRICANE PILOT GETS BEHIND THE CONTROLS OF SPITFIRE

The phrase ‘use it or lose it’ was disproved this week by a 91-year-old World War Two veteran as he expertly looped-the-loop 75 years after quitting the skies. Former Hurricane pilot Neville Croucher, who had survived 800 hours in the cockpit, had always cherished the dream to try his hand at flying a Spitfire. At Headcorn Aerodrome he was given the opportunity to take the controls, and his aerial skills certainly didn’t disappoint the crowd on the ground. Take a look at Neville’s flying prowess here: 

 

 

 

 

Do you have any military ancestors that you’ve always wanted to know more about? If so, let the experts at Forces War Records (www.forces-war-records.co.uk) help to direct your search. With over 6 million records on our database, including army lists, enlisted service records, regimental records of service and description books, pension records and war diaries, plus a lot of exclusive collections that can’t be found anywhere else, it’s the only place to research your family’s wartime exploits.

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Original Article: BBC

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