‘Blondie’ Walker: The Hurricane pilot shot down twice and awarded 2 DFCs

Yorkshireman 'Blondie' Walker became a gifted and aggressive vessel-killer. Graham Pitchfork describes his exploits

As World War Two broke out, Yorkshire-born A ‘Blondie’ Walker was in the building industry. It was a reserved occupation, but he was mad keen to fly and joined the RAF in August 1939 when he was 23-years old. It was some time before he was called up to start his aircrew training at the Initial Training Wing at Torquay in Devon.

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