Mark Hare was a pilot with No 1 Squadron RAF during the Falklands War. He was one of the first three pilots to fly non-stop to Ascension Island before sailing south to join the aircraft carrier HMS Hermes in the South Atlantic. During the conflict he flew 22 ground attack missions including attacks to support the Parachute Regiment at Goose Green. He destroyed an Argentinian Chinook helicopter on the ground. For his service he was mentioned in despatches. He later served with No 3 Squadron based in Germany when he was awarded the AFC. After leaving there RAF he flew with Monarch Airlines. He died aged 66.

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