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Squadron Leader Geoffrey Wellum-Passes away
Auckland, New Zealand
Joined: October 25, 2005
KitMaker: 949 posts
AeroScale: 493 posts
Posted: Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 02:54 PM UTC
Hi Guys,
Sad news its' been reported that Squadron Leader Geoffrey Wellum has passed away aged 96.S/L Wellum wrote the book First Light. and if you get a chance and haven't read it is well worth it.

Dublin, Ireland
Joined: August 14, 2016
KitMaker: 148 posts
AeroScale: 123 posts
Posted: Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 05:51 PM UTC
This is a sad news indeed. I read his book last year and can heartly recommend it. It really captures the imagination. Now it feels like someone I knew has passed away.
Staff MemberSenior Editor
United Kingdom
Joined: June 11, 2003
KitMaker: 17,582 posts
AeroScale: 12,795 posts
Posted: Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 08:52 PM UTC
Hi there

This is very sad news. My condolences go out to all his family and friends. Mal will be particularly saddened today, because he was lucky enough to meet Geoffrey Wellum and present a model of one of his Spitfires to him.

All the best

Staff MemberCampaigns Administrator
Scotland, United Kingdom
Joined: June 08, 2015
KitMaker: 1,505 posts
AeroScale: 193 posts
Posted: Friday, July 20, 2018 - 06:48 AM UTC
Rest In Peace Sir.

You were one of the few who stood up against the armies of darkness in our hour of need when no one else would help us.

Thanks to you and men like you, I and many others live in land filled with freedom and democracy.

My condolences to your family and friends