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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 accountability as a fighter pilot (including a few desperately risky low-level flying at Dunkirk) he was once published to AFDU (Air scuffling with improvement Unit) and remained there as a try out pilot for the remainder of the battle. He flew either Allied airplane and captured enemy planes and used to be a colleague of a few of the fighter ‘aces’. thankfully for us, Len saved an insightful diary, which, set along his log e-book, tells the original tale of a member of the AFDU, tasked with constructing operational strategies and trying out captured enemy aircraft.

Len presents not just an perception into the fantastic paintings performed by way of the try out pilots but additionally into the most well-known flyers of the RAF, with whom he labored, together with Wing Commander Al Deere and Spitfire Aces SL ‘Paddy’ Finucane, Ernie Ryder, and so on. Len’s diary for September 21 1942 files the 1st sighting of the dreaded FW190: ‘The pilot played a chain of quickly rolls…metaphorically sticking up the proverbial fingers.’ In may perhaps 1943 Len will be try out flying an identical kind after pilot Heinz Erhardt mistakenly landed one at Marston!

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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 accountability as a fighter pilot (including a few desperately risky low-level flying at Dunkirk) he was once published to AFDU (Air scuffling with improvement Unit) and remained there as a try out pilot for the remainder of the battle. He flew either Allied airplane and captured enemy planes and used to be a colleague of a few of the fighter ‘aces’. thankfully for us, Len saved an insightful diary, which, set along his log e-book, tells the original tale of a member of the AFDU, tasked with constructing operational strategies and trying out captured enemy aircraft.

Len presents not just an perception into the fantastic paintings performed by way of the try out pilots but additionally into the most well-known flyers of the RAF, with whom he labored, together with Wing Commander Al Deere and Spitfire Aces SL ‘Paddy’ Finucane, Ernie Ryder, and so on. Len’s diary for September 21 1942 files the 1st sighting of the dreaded FW190: ‘The pilot played a chain of quickly rolls…metaphorically sticking up the proverbial fingers.’ In may perhaps 1943 Len will be try out flying an identical kind after pilot Heinz Erhardt mistakenly landed one at Marston!

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