AUG 27 1943 French hero Rene Mouchotte’s last flight Rene Mouchotte had disobeyed orders after the fall of France and fled to Britain to join the RAF. Free French pilots eventually formed an all French Squadron led by Mouchotte.
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P/O Frederick S Watson joined No 112 Squadron RCAF on 8 September 1940 shortly after arriving in Britain. He was in a batch of Canadian pilots sent to No 6 OTU at RAF Sutton Bridge to convert to the Hurricane Mk I on 21 September. He was posted to No 3 Squadron RAF on 5 October, moving on to No 1 Squadron RCAF at RAF Castletown on 21 October.
British Hurricane pilots, It was men like this, with an average age of 20 years, who helped hold off the Nazi invasion when Britain stood alone. Winston Churchill stated, "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.