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Len Davies obituary

Len Davies obituary

Len Davies obituary

My grandfather Len Davies, who has died aged 93, was one of the last of the Few – the allied airmen who fought in the Battle of Britain. Len Davies in a Hurricane fighter plane in Malta in 1941 Operational from the beginning of August 1940, he was scrambled...

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Andrew 'Drew' Brown obituary

Andrew 'Drew' Brown obituary

Andrew 'Drew' Brown obituary

My father Andrew "Drew" Brown, who has died aged 94, was one of the few remaining glider pilots to have survived the Battle of Arnhem in 1944. Drew Brown made pilgrimages back to Arnhem and was overwhelmed by the gratitude of the Dutch people Flying a...

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Monika Kinley obituary

Monika Kinley obituary

Monika Kinley obituary

Curator, collector and dealer who specialised in outsider art Monika Kinley at the opening of Intuition: The Musgrave Kinley Outsider Art Collection at the Whitworth art gallery, Manchester, in 2010. Photograph: Joel Chester Fildes Monika Kinley, who...

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Trude Holmes obituary

Trude Holmes obituary

Trude Holmes obituary

My stepmother, Trude Holmes, who has died aged 102, fled Austria in 1938, the year of the Anschluss, and came as a refugee to Britain, where she first worked as a domestic servant. Trude Holmes had a successful career as an educational psychologist in...

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Jerry Roberts obituary

Jerry Roberts obituary

Jerry Roberts obituary

Top codebreaker at Bletchley Park who helped to decipher Hitler's messages Jerry Roberts in 2009. Photograph: Martyn Goddard/Rex Jerry Roberts, who has died aged 93, was one of the leading Bletchley Park codebreakers working on the Fish teleprinter messages...

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John Gritten obituary

John Gritten obituary

John Gritten obituary

Not everyone starting out as a journalist at the Daily Mail ends up joining the Communist party, but that was the experience of my friend and former colleague John Gritten in the spring of 1939. He had got the job because his father, the Tory MP Howard...

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Kate O'Mara obituary

Kate O'Mara obituary

Kate O'Mara obituary

Actor best known for her role as Caress Morell in the US television soap opera Dynasty. As well as Dynasty, Kate O'Mara appeared in other TV shows such as The Brothers, Howards' Way and a revival of Crossroads The actor Kate O'Mara, who has died aged...

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Lorna Arnold obituary

Lorna Arnold obituary

Lorna Arnold obituary

Nuclear historian respected by those who supported and opposed the H-bomb As a public servant, Lorna Arnold was fiercely intolerant of anything less than the best. Photograph: Rosie Houldsworth Lorna Arnold, who has died aged 98, was the official historian...

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