WWII Saltdean pilot celebrates 100th birthday with RAF flypast

ONE of the last pilots of WWII celebrated his 100th birthday with a special RAF flypast.

George Dunn, who lives in Saltdean, flew Mosquitos and Halifax bombers while completing 44 operations during the war and joined the Air Force in 1941 after watching the Battle of Britain over his childhood home in Kent.

After the end of the war he continued his flying and flew various airplanes as a test pilot.

George celebrated his milestone birthday with over 80 friends who had traveled from the likes of Devon, Lincoln and Norfolk for the occasion, culminating in an RAF Spitfire flypast over Rottingdean.

He said: “If someone had told me years ago, especially in the RAF, that I would be 100, I would have just laughed at them.”

The Argus: George Dunn admires flyby over Saltdean: Credit - SWNSGeorge Dunn admires flyby over Saltdean: Credit – SWNS

After completing his basic training, George contracted pneumonia and was not allowed to leave the country.

However, he ignored medical advice and joined his class when they were sent to Canada to further their education.

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