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Eric Brown statue unveiled at Edinburgh Airport

 

A bronze statue of Captain Eric ‘Winkle’ Brown was unveiled at Edinburgh Airport by His Royal Highness Prince Andrew on July 2.  The life-size statue depicts him as a young pilot in 1930s-style flying gear striding towards his aircraft.  An honour guard was provided by student pilots from the East of Scotland University Air Squadron and a contingent of Naval Cadets.

The second phase of the project to commemorate the great man, which is on-going, is to raise significant funds for Winkle Brown Flying Scholarships to enable some of today’s youngsters, including those who are from disadvantaged backgrounds, to experience the life enhancing benefits of flying in light aircraft.

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