Paul Farnes DFM, AE (16 July 1918-28 Jan 2020)

501 Squadron at RAF Hawkinge.
Kent Battle of Britain Museum

We are saddened to learn that RAF Kenley’s last fighter ace from the Battle of Britain, Wing Commander Paul Farnes DFM, AE, died peacefully at his home in Hampshire on Tuesday 28th January, at the age of 101. Our deepest condolences go out to his family and friends. Rest in peace Sir and thank you for your service.

Paul Farnes recorded an oral history interview for Kenley Revival Project which is available here.

Many thanks to Kent Battle of Britain Museum for their permission to use this photo which shows Paul Farnes with other members of 501 Squadron at RAF Hawkinge on 15th August, 1940. He is seated in a chair to the left.

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