All members of the RAF Memorial Flight Official Club are automatically entered into our monthly prize ballots to win some wonderful prizes. In the last three months several lucky members have won some truly superb prizes. These were the Club ballot prizes and winners for October to December 2019:
This month, you could win an afternoon tea and glass of Prosecco for two at the Petwood Hotel in Lincolnshire. The Petwood was the home of the RAF 617 ‘Dambusters’ Squadron during the Second World War and is very close to the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight’s Visitor Centre, so you could combine the prize with a visit to see the BBMF’s aircraft.
Header image: Maurice Mounsdon in the cockpit of his 56 Sqn Hurricane ‘US-C’ in 1940.
Maurice Mounsdon, one of the last four surviving members of ‘The Few’, has died aged 101. Mounsdon began his flying training in August 1939 and subsequently joined 56 Squadron at Digby on 3rd June 1940. He shared in the destruction of a Dornier Do-17 on 3rd July and during the Battle of Britain he claimed two more enemy aircraft destroyed, two probably destroyed and two damaged.