Not seen it on the news but it appears Geoffrey Wellum has passed on
When you read the book you also realise the enormous cost that that "nonchalant attitude" cost them. He was the youngest BoB pilot at 17, he told them he was 18. The strain of what he went through came back in spades when he was sent to Malta; all of which he honestly told in his book.Aye to quote Richard Burtons line in The Longest Day. "the problem with being one of the few is that we keep getting fewer"
That generations nonchalant attitude to what they did will always confound me. Brave men and women everyone of them.