Battle of Britain pilot Bob Foster from Sussex has died aged 94.
Wing Commander Foster, who lived in St Leonards, flew Hurricanes during the battle in late 1940, and went on to serve with the RAF in Australia before being awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his achievements.
He was a life president of The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust and had been supporting the building of a new visitor centre at the national memorial to The Few near Folkestone.
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