The Few
The Few were the Allied airmen of the Royal Air Force (RAF) who fought the Battle of Britain in the Second World War. The term comes from Winston Churchill's phrase "Never, in the field of human confl...
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Leonard Cheshire Disability
Leonard Cheshire Disability is a major health and welfare charity working in the United Kingdom and running development projects around the world. It was founded in 1948 by RAF pilot Leonard Cheshire....
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Patrick Woods-Scawen
Patrick Philip "Woody" Woods-Scawen DFC, was a Royal Air Force Officer, who flew during the Battle of Britain and as such is on of "The Few".
Woods-Scawen was born on 29 June 1916 in Karachi, Indi...
William Buchan, 3rd Baron Tweedsmuir
William James de L'Aigle Buchan, 3rd Baron Tweedsmuir (10 January 1916 – 29 June 2008), also known as "William Tweedsmuir", was an English peer and author of novels, short stories, memoirs and verse. ...
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Jackie Mann
Jackie Mann DFM (11 June 1914 – 12 November 1995) was a British former RAF fighter pilot in the Battle of Britain, who in later life was kidnapped by Islamists in Lebanon in May 1989, and held ho...
John Grigson
Air Commodore John William Boldero Grigson DSO, DFC & Two Bars (26 January 1893 – 3 July 1943) was a British pilot in the Royal Air Force.
Grigson was born in 1893 in the Vicarage at Pely...
Cyril Joe Barton
Cyril Joe Barton VC (5 June 1921 – 31 March 1944) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarde...
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Amy Johnson
Amy Johnson CBE, (1 July 1903 – 5 January 1941) was a pioneering English aviator. Flying solo or with her husband, Jim Mollison, Johnson set numerous long-distance records during the 1930s. Johnson f...
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Russel Warren Howe
Russel Warren Howe (1 August 1925 – 17 December 2008) was an English author and journalist.
He was a well known international journalist whom wrote more than 20 books ranging from biographies...
Peter Lovell-Davis, Baron Lovell-Davis
Peter Lovell Lovell-Davis, Baron Lovell-Davis (born Peter Lovell Davis; 8 July 1924 – 6 January 2001) was a British publishing executive and politician. He was influential in the success of the 1964, ...
Whitney Straight
Air Commodore Whitney Willard Straight CBE, MC, DFC (6 November 1912 – 5 April 1979) was a Grand Prix motor racing driver, aviator, businessman, and a member of the prominent Whitney family of t...
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