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By H. Leonard Thorne,Gill Griffin,Barry Griffin

The 20-year-old Len Thorne joined the RAF in may well 1940. After annoying excursions of operational responsibility as a fighter pilot (including a few desperately risky low-level flying at Dunkirk) he used to be published to AFDU (Air combating improvement Unit) and remained there as a attempt pilot for the remainder of the battle. He flew either Allied plane and captured enemy planes and used to be a colleague of the various fighter ‘aces’. thankfully for us, Len saved an insightful diary, which, set along his log ebook, tells the original tale of a member of the AFDU, tasked with constructing operational strategies and trying out captured enemy aircraft.

Len offers not just an perception into the superb paintings performed through the attempt pilots but additionally into probably the most recognized flyers of the RAF, with whom he labored, together with Wing Commander Al Deere and Spitfire Aces SL ‘Paddy’ Finucane, Ernie Ryder, and so forth. Len’s diary for September 21 1942 documents the 1st sighting of the scary FW190: ‘The pilot played a chain of quickly rolls…metaphorically sticking up the proverbial fingers.’ In may possibly 1943 Len will be try flying a similar style after pilot Heinz Erhardt mistakenly landed one at Marston!

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