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Wings on My Sleeve. Captain Eric ‘Winkle’ Brown

Eric Brown was on a university exchange course in Germany in 1939, and the first he knew of the war was when the Gestapo came to arrest him. They released him, not realising he was a pilot in the RAF volunteer reserve. Eric Brown joined the Fleet Air Arm and went on to be the greatest test pilot in history, flying more aircraft types than anyone else. He is the only man alive who has flown every major (and most minor) combat aircraft of the Second World War, as well as all the early jets. One of our few German-speaking airmen, he went to Germany in 1945 to test the Nazi jets, interviewing (among others) Hermann Goering and Hanna Reitsch. He flew the suicidally dangerous Me.163 rocket plane, and tested the first British jets. Wings on my Sleeve. is ‘Winkle’ Brown’s incredible story.
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