By Tom Eeles

The tale of staff Captain Tom Eeles who served within the RAF for forty four years and totalled over 8000 hours of flying in twenty-eight diverse plane kinds. Tom entered RAF collage Cranwell in 1961, he received his RAF wings in 1963.

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