|David Davis||10/12/2019 08:20:33|
3528 forum posts
Battle of Britain pilot Maurice Mounsdon has died at the age of 101. There are only three left now. **LINK**
|Colin Carpenter||10/12/2019 14:13:47|
|602 forum posts|
Yes ! Condolences to family ! We will never see their like again and I hope we never need to ! Just my opinion , but this was possibly the most important battle fought by our armed forces. It ranks alongside the Armada , Trafalgar , Waterloo !Thankfully our engineers , RAF Commanders , Pilots etc formed a cohesive team that just managed to defend our country ! Other opinions are available !😈😈 Colin
Edited By Colin Carpenter on 10/12/2019 14:14:17
|paul d||10/12/2019 14:58:21|
|101 forum posts|
156 views and one reply...poor show, if it wasn't for chaps like this things would have been very different...
882 forum posts
This came as quite a shock. Maurice was my godfather and somehow, and I don't know how, my family lost contact. The photos are quite unmistakably of him although my memories are from a long time back. I remember him as a quiet reserved man but with a warn smile and clearly something very special going on inside. He must also have had considerable patience with the demands I surely would have made of him as a small and boisterous child.
As it happens, my other godfather was a pilot too but after the war. He died about 10 years ago but as a test pilot mainly involved on the English Electric Lightning that required a certain type of courage also.
|Martin Harris||10/12/2019 20:06:36|
9093 forum posts
Sorry about that but my platitudes would sound pathetic against the sacrifices and courage displayed by the whole of his generation. Please allow my thoughts to suffice.
|Timo Starkloff||10/12/2019 20:30:19|
371 forum posts
Thanks for the link, David. The generation of soldiers (understandably) didn't talk much about those times, it seems it was the same in Britain as in Germany. But their kids were old enough and fully aware of what was happening during and after WWII and they speak quiet frankly about their experiences. One has to talk with them as long as they are here to tell their stories. Many interesting things to hear, especially when they come from different countries.
Best wishes from Germany,
|Mike Etheridge 1||10/12/2019 21:14:33|
|1536 forum posts|
We are going to my brother-in-law's 100th birthday party on Sunday next. He served as a navigator in 217 squadron during the 2nd world war and is featured in the book ''An Expendable Squadron, The story of 217 Squadron Coastal Command 1939-1945'' written by his Commanding Officer Roy Conyers Nesbit.
|ken anderson.||11/12/2019 10:43:20|
8522 forum posts
hats off to Maurice and all the rest of what would have been incredibly young lads at the time...gone but definitely not forgotten...they will live forever in most peoples hearts and minds.
ken anderson..ne..1... respect dept.
Edited By ken anderson. on 11/12/2019 10:48:44
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