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Memoir of the youngest Battle of Britain pilot reveals his courage in a Spitfire following his death

memoir of the youngest battle of britain pilot reveals his courage in a spitfire following his death
On the eve of the Battle of Britain, when Geoffrey Wellum first reported for duty at his RAF squadron base, the adjutant was appalled at the 18-year-old airmanโ€™s lack of experience.
Credit: MailOnline - Published

Youngest Spitfire pilot to fly in the Battle of Britain...

youngest spitfire pilot to fly in the battle of britain...
Geoffrey Wellum, pictured with Prince Charles, joined the RAF in August 1939 and was given the nickname 'Boy', died at his home in Cornwall on Wednesday.
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Youngest WWII Spitfire pilot Geoffrey Wellum dies in Cornwall, aged 96

youngest wwii spitfire pilot geoffrey wellum dies in cornwall, aged 96
The former squadron leader served on the front line with 92 Squadron
Credit: The Cornishman - Published Also reported by •West BritonCornish Guardian

Battle of Britain RAF Spitfire pilot Geoffrey Wellum dies

battle of britain raf spitfire pilot geoffrey wellum dies
Sqn Ldr Geoffrey Wellum, who was 18 when he joined the RAF in August 1939, dies at the age of 96.
Credit: BBC News - Published Also reported by •BBC Local News

Geoffrey Wellum: Youngest RAF pilot to fly in the Battle of Britain dies aged 97

Veteran was just short of his 18th birthday when in 1939 he signed up to become a Spitfire pilot
Credit: Independent - Published

Spitfire, film review: RAF documentary beyond simple-minded wartime nostalgia

Dir David Fairhead, Anthony Palmer, 97 mins, featuring: Tom Neil, Geoffrey Wellum, Mary Ellis
Credit: Independent - Published

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