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Missing Battle of Britain pilot on Isle of Sheppey


In September 1940, two officers from 257 Squadron were missing in action.

The Hurricane flown by one of them, Flight Lieutenant Hugh Beresford, was discovered on the Isle of Sheppey almost 40 years later in August 1979.

The pilot, who was still in his aircraft, was laid to rest with full military honours in the Brookwood Military Cemetery in Surrey.

The BBC programme, Missing, followed the excavations at the time.

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