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BROWN, Eric Melrose

Capt Eric Brown, RN, MBE, OBE and CBE, Courtesy British War Museum
Capt. Eric "Winkle" Brown, RN
was born on: 
27 January 1919
at: 
Leith, Scotland
and died on: 
19 February 2016
at: 
Redhill, Surrey, England
Epitaph: 

The most decorated pilot of the Fleet Air Arm

Obituary: 

"When you read through his life story, it makes James Bond seem like a bit of a slacker" - Kirsty Wark, Presenter, Desert Island Discs, BBC.

Holder of three Guinness World Records, including for the number of aircraft carrier deck landings and types of aeroplane flown.

Survived 11 plane crashes and the sinking of HMS Audacity in 1941

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