Wing Commander Arthur Gill
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Dive bomber pilot Arthur Gill celebrates 100th birthday

A World War Two veteran, described by historians as Britain's finest dive bomber pilot, is celebrating his 100th birthday.

Wing Commander Arthur Gill, a great-grandfather from Herefordshire, has flown 140 different types of aeroplanes and survived numerous crash and forced landings during his career as a pilot.

He was George Formby's pilot double in the 1938 film It's in the Air.

For his birthday, the former flyer was picked up in a Rolls-Royce and driven to a country manor house for lunch to celebrate with his 92-year-old wife and family.

  • 24 Feb 2016
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