Harold Walmsley was one of the last surviving Spitfire “Aces” with 11 confirmed victories. He began flying Spitfires with 611 Squadron in September 1942. During the final months of the war in Europe, he flew from airfields in Belgium and the Netherlands with 130 Squadron flying the superior Spitfire Mk XIV. During fierce dogfights with Focke Wulf 190s in the final weeks of the war, he shot down nine aircraft including seven in a two-week period in April. He was twice awarded the DFC. He served post war as a flying instructor before commanding 67 Squadron in Germany when it operated the Sabre. He later commanded RAF Boulmer and served in Singapore.
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