Hull memorial campaign for Ronald Berry fighter ace

A campaign has begun to have a permanent memorial built to a World War II fighter pilot from East Yorkshire.

Ronald Berry, from Hull, fought during the 1939-45 war and flew Spitfires in the Battle of Britain, shooting down three enemy planes in one day.

He was twice awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his exploits and Hull City Council has said it is keen to recognise his achievements.

A report is to look at how he could be commemorated said the council.

Don Chester, who has written a book about Ronald Berry, said: "We need to honour these people.

"Some have been well regarded and well written up, others ignored like Ronald Berry."

A statement from the council said it was "keen to recognise the contribution Ronald Berry made during the Battle of Britain".

In 1965 Mr Berry was one of 14 former Battle of Britain pilots to lead the cortege at Sir Winston Churchill's funeral.

Mr Berry died, aged 83, in 2000.

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