Veteran pilot recalls sinking the Bismarck
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Veteran pilot John Moffat recalls sinking the Bismarck

A Scottish pilot who helped to sink the Bismarck during World War Two has died at the age of 97.

Kelso-born John Moffat, also known as Jock, was credited with launching the torpedo that crippled the German warship in 1941.

The air strike, carried out by the biplanes from HMS Victorious and Ark Royal, was said to have been Britain's last hope of stopping the battleship breaking out into the Atlantic.

Speaking in 2011, Mr Moffat recalled the day when he helped change the course of the war.

  • 13 Dec 2016