Tom Neil

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Tom was just 18 years old when he started flying Spitfires from his base at North Weald [his aircraft is still there]. He went on to fly 141 sorties in the Battle of Britain before the Squadron is sent to Malta. In this 80 minute interview he provides some fascinating detail about these iconic aircarft and is equally honest about it's frailties. From bailing out of aircraft to flying off of aircraft carriers, there are not many better interviews in our archive.