In the cockpit of his Mustang

Old Etonian Guy Pease, who has died aged 100, made an audacious attempt to escape from a French hospital despite being disabled. He and a colleague, who suffered amputation of a ;eg, shinned down a makeshift rope made of bed sheets. They were at large for four days he eventually ended up in Stalag Luft III. He ad been shot down whilst attacking a train in his Mustang and crashed into an orchard. His hands ands wrists were badly fractured ands he spent weeks in a hospital in Rouen. When Luft III was evacuated in January 1945, he endured the infamous ‘Long March’. After being “liberated” by the Russians, he escaped to Allied lines. After leaving the RAF, he studied Arabic and served in the San Political Service. In 1970 he left for Australia where he lived the rest of his life.

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