Bill Green
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Veteran recalls being shot down in Battle of Britain

Bill Green was lucky to survive the Battle of Britain.

The former Hurricane pilot of 501 Squadron was shot down twice in August 1940 just weeks after getting married.

But he did survive that hot summer 70 years ago and he went on to fly throughout World War II.

Now aged 93, Mr Green told the BBC's Nick Higham that he, like others, had taken to the skies with little training.

  • 20 Aug 2010