RIP Sir Jocelyn Buxton: heroic aviator and adventurer

July 24, 2014

According to The Telegraph:

As soon as he was old enough Buxton volunteered for the Fleet Air Arm and…tasked with protecting the Arctic supply convoys to northern Russia.

…he was credited with a share in shooting down enemy seaplanes.

In a raid on German positions in Norway, he was shot down and ditched in the sea, and was rescued by a destroyer.

On the outbreak of the Korean War, Buxton…flew almost every day — “our targets being road bridges to stop any movement of supplies to the front line”.

Sir Jocelyn Buxton, born August 8 1924, died April 25 2014

To read the entire obituary in The Telegraph, please click here.


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