A FEW LESS GOOD MEN
Battle of Britain pilot Paul Farnes has died aged 101. One of The Few (now the considerably endangered) as they were named after Churchill’s famous speech, Farnes shot down 5 enemy planes during the battle. He also served during the Battle of France, and during the North African campaign during World War Two. He was promoted to Wing Commander, and retired in 1958. In recent years he was a frequent presence at memorial ceremonies.
17 July 1918 – 28 January 2020