George Stainforth biography coming 2017

George Stainforth biography coming 2017

After the ‘Munich Crisis incident’ the RAF sent George home to Upavon in despair, to make use of his immense piloting skills to test all the latest models of Spitfire and Hurricane etc, and write the ‘Pilot’s Handling Notes’. After a year of this, George requested active service again, and somehow persuaded the RAF to let him be a Wing Commander in charge of two squadrons guarding the Suez Canal. When he arrived back in Egypt he was devastated to find that Stella had married her other lover. Now, too, his eyesight was failing, and although as Wing Commander he was meant to stay on the ground, the RAF could not stop him flying at every opportunity. About a fortnight before his death, Churchill (on his way back from visiting Stalin in Russia) encouraged George to give King Farouk an air display … to frighten him … which George did, firing the rockets of his Beaufighter so that they only just missed the Royal tent. A few days later, George was again grounded, but he took no notice … his death, officially described as ‘killed on active service’, while strictly true was very economic with the truth …

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