13 May Group Captain Donald Newell OBE
Age 20: An ace Spitfire pilot, he went on to the fly the Mustang 4 in 154 Squadron giving long range escorts to Lancaster bombing missions during WW2.
Age 29: Taking the salute at the Coronation Day Parade in Hong Kong where he set up and ran RAF Radar Stations
Age 44: Awarded an OBE for his work coordinating Radar Station in the UK during the Cold War.
Age 91: Enjoying a pint with his son.
We were very privileged to have Group Captain Newell living with us at Faithfull House, Cheltenham.