Squadron Leader Geoffrey Wellum dies at 97.

”The gratitude of every home in our Island, in our Empire, and indeed throughout the world, except in the abodes of the guilty, goes out to the British airmen who, undaunted by odds, unwearied in their constant challenge and mortal danger, are turning the tide of the World War by their prowess and their devotion.

Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.”

  • Prime Minister Winston Churchill, in a speech to the House of Commons, August 20, 1940.

”The few” are getting fewer with the passing of Squadron Leader Geoffrey Wellum, the youngest pilot of the Royal Airforce to serve in the Battle of Britain.

Rest in Peace, and thanks.


God bless him. His book first light is well worth a read


I read it a couple of years ago. Loved it.