ElkingtonTim Elkington was 19 years old when he fought in the Battle of Britain as a Hurricane pilot with No. 1 Squadron.  He shot down one aircraft, probably a second and damaged a third before he was wounded.  He was one of the pilots of 151 Wing that went to Russia to provide protection for the Arctic Convoys and the port of Murmansk.  He was a Hurricat pilot on CAM ships and later flew Typhoons in the air defence role.  After operations in Burma he helped form the Air Fighting Development Unit in India.  Post war he flew Shackletons during Operation Grapple – the UK’s H-Bomb test at Christmas Island and was an instructor at CFS.  He died aged 98.

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