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Passing of two aviators

PUBLISHED: 12:41 03 April 2007 | UPDATED: 13:47 10 October 2012

Sir Arthur Marshall and Alex Henshaw died within a month of each other

Sir Arthur Marshall, was credited with a decision that altered the course of The Battle of Britain, and WWII: junior pilots were allowed to instruct. Prior to his intervention, only senior officers could instruct, leading to a shortage of instructors and new pilots.

Alex Henshaw also played a major part as the leader of a team of test pilots for the Spitfire, but he will also long be remembered for his long distance flying in a Mew Gull and other aircraft.

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