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One of the last surviving members of The Few dies aged 101 – leaving just three surviving Battle of Britain pilots

  • Flight Lieutenant Maurice Mounsdon died on Friday aged 101, his relatives say
  • The Few were the pilots who defended country in Battle of Britain during WWII
  • 3,000 airmen fought off the Luftwaffe above skies of southern England in 1940
  • Surviving trio are William Clark, 100, Paul Farnes, 101, and John Hemingway, 100

Flight Lieutenant Maurice Mounsdon died on Friday aged 101, family members said

One of the last surviving members of The Few – the pilots who defended the country in the Battle of Britain during the Second World War – has died.

Flight Lieutenant Maurice Mounsdon died on Friday aged 101, family members said.

‘He was a great man and will be missed by his nephews and nieces,’ nephew Adrian Mounsdon told the Daily Mirror.

Mr Mounsdon’s passing leaves only three remaining members of The Few, the 3,000 airmen who fought off the Luftwaffe in the skies above southern England over three-and-a-half months in 1940.

The surviving trio are Flt Lt William Clark, 100, Wing Commander Paul Farnes, 101, and Flying Officer John Hemingway, 100.

Mr Mounsdon was honoured on his 100th birthday in September last year with a flyover by the Red Arrows off the coast of the Spanish island of Menorca, where he had lived since the late 1970s since retiring there with his wife Mary, who died in 1993.

The Battle of Britain claimed the lives of 544 RAF pilots and aircrew.

Mr Mounsdon was honoured on his 100th birthday on September 18, 2018 with a flyover by the Red Arrows off the coast of Menorca, where he had lived since the late 1970s

Mr Mounsdon was honoured on his 100th birthday on September 18, 2018 with a flyover by the Red Arrows off the coast of Menorca, where he had lived since the late 1970s

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