Len Bartlett, who has died in Australia aged 100, flew Hurricanes during the Battle of Britain. He joined No. 17 Squadron as a sergeant pilot and was credited with sharing two destroyed during the Battle followed in November by two confirmed. Later he commanded No. 253 Squadron in North Africa and Italy and was awarded the DSO. He commanded the airstrip on the island of Vis when the US authorities awarded him the Legion of Merit. He remained in the RAF, was wing commander flying at Wattisham and station commander at Bawdsey.
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