Ian Gordon Templer – Last Swordfish Pilot, R.I.P

Mr. Templer is believed to be the last Fleet Air Arm pilot from WW2. He managed to celebrate his 100th birthday, but passed away on 19 October:

https://www.bridportnews.co.uk/news/16989812.tributes-paid-to-former-swordfish-and-fleet-air-arm-pilot-ian-templer/

Mr. Templer’s memory recordings are at this link.

He served in Egypt and Malta in 1941/42.

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Close-up of a Fairey Swordfish Mark II, HS 545 ‘B’, in flight as seen through the struts of another aircraft, probably while serving with No 824 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm, 1943-1944.

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