Trevor Thain was an observer who flew 42 bombing operations over North-west Europe in Wellingtons of No. 99 Squadron resulting in the award of the DFC. On one occasion he was forced to bale out over the Fenlands landing in a flooded dyke. He became one of the RAF’s specialist navigators and was one of two who navigated the Lincoln bomber Aries III on a record breaking flight to Khartoum before the aircraft continued eastwards to complete a round-the-world flight.
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