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mickthechippy

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Captain Eric "Winkle" Brown, royal fleet air arm.

possibly the hero'est Hero you never heard of

just watched an Exta-ordinary documentary on his career as a pilot, and possibly the greatest test pilot of all time

the amount of aviation records he holds is unbelievable
 

ukzero1

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Too many, past and present, to single any one of them out but here's one to think about...

Lieutenant John Chard, Royal Engineers for example. He was in charge at Rorke's Drift. Can you imagine what went through his mind when those Zulu's came charging? yet he held his ground (and his men) and beat them.

Casualties at the Battle of Rorke's Drift: Zulu casualties are thought to have been around 500. The garrison of the mission station comprised 8 officers and 131 non-commissioned ranks. Of these 17 were killed and 10 wounded.

Makes you think doesn't it?
 

Arry

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Got his biography... a very brave and talented pilot
 

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He is an amazing man, he's also a really nice guy to speak to and has so much time for the people who meet him!
 

Arry

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Sadly gone now... as are most of his fellow pilots of WW2.... brave men all
 

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Amazing and very brave man. I watched a documentary about him a couple of years ago, probably the same one as you Mick.

His Wiki page is very interesting. If you have 20 minutes, it's well worth a read - Eric Brown (pilot) - Wikipedia
 
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