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    Rest In Peace Mr. Walker.:salute:
     
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    Read about it too just now. :salute: Rest In Peace mr. Walker
     
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    They said on the news he was the last one, is that true?
     
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    #7 jjp_nl, Oct 23, 2012
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    Wondered about that too...the BBC piece says 'oldest surviving' BoB pilot, which (at least to me) does not necessarily mean last surviving BoB pilot. Given his date of birth I suspect there must be a few more out there (albeit not much)
     
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    There are about 60 Battle of Britain veterans still with us. There are 2,936 names on the memorial at Capel le Ferne on the Kent coast.

    Walker was older than most of his peers,I reckon he would have been 27/28 years old in 1940.

    He came from a family of brewers.....good man!

    He was also something of a poet.

    Those unwell and far away
    Those who never lived to see
    The end of war and victory
    And every friend who passed our way
    Remembered as of yesterday
    It's absent friends we miss the most
    To all, let's drink a loving toast.

    Respect

    Steve
     
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    RIP Mr. Walker :salute:
     
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