Last British WW1 pilot is dead

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Last British WW1 pilot is dead

Post by Andy H » 03 Nov 2002 14:09

Mr Williams aged 106 from Cardiff died on 13/09/02, he was the last living member of the RFC (Royal Flying Corp) forunner of the RAF.

After 7 hours training Mr Williams was flying over the Somme. He was shot down over Macedonia later in the war.

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Post by Mark Alinsky » 03 Nov 2002 17:33

Sorry, old news, chap.

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Post by Andy H » 03 Nov 2002 18:42

He must have been one of the few of the few that fought in the skies in WW1, not sure if any other pilots from any other nation are alive-he may even have been the last.

By the way he was given a full military burial with all the top RAF brass in attendence

:( Andy from the Shire

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Post by Paul Timms » 12 Nov 2002 19:31

In the paper it was claimed that only 39 British vets remain. The youngest is 102. Another year and they might all have faded away. What a sad prospect.

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Post by Andy H » 16 Nov 2002 02:03

Just to think in a further 25-30 years we will be saying the same about WW2 vets

:( Andy from the Shire

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