Paul Farnes is confirmed dead at the age of 101.
Paul was best known as a British Royal Air Force flying ace (The Few).
RT @Alexbarnett77: Last Battle of Britain flying ace Paul Farnes dies aged 101
RT @Alexbarnett77: Last Battle of Britain flying ace Paul Farnes dies aged 101
Last Battle of Britain flying ace Paul Farnes dies aged 101
RT @Alexbarnett77: Last Battle of Britain flying ace Paul Farnes dies aged 101
RT @guardian: Last Battle of Britain flying ace Paul Farnes dies aged 101
RT @thetimes: Wing Commander Paul Farnes died peacefully at his home in Hampshire on Tuesday morning at the age of 101 leaving on…
@MFAM79 Today, another valiant British airman bites the dust. Only two members of "The Few" remain. Once they die,…
RT @roberthallnews: The last interview with Battle of Britain pilot Paul
RT @JohnNicholRAF: Very sad to hear that Battle Of Britain Hurricane pilot Wg Cdr Paul Farnes died yesterday aged 101. He was a quiet…
RT @Memorial_theFew: Sad to hear of the death of Wing Cdr Paul Farnes, DFM, one of the last of the Few. Our ensign is flying at half mas…
RT @RAFBBMF: Such sad news that we have lost Wg Cdr Paul Farnes. We are proud to have displayed Hurricane LF363 in markings repr…
RT @guardian: Last Battle of Britain flying ace Paul Farnes dies aged 101
RT @guardian: Last Battle of Britain flying ace Paul Farnes dies aged 101
Last Battle of Britain flying ace Paul Farnes dies aged 101
RT @JohnNicholRAF: Very sad to hear that Battle Of Britain Hurricane pilot Wg Cdr Paul Farnes died yesterday aged 101. 1222652570801508352,2020-01-29 22:47:43 +0000,KenCharity1,RT @ChiefofAirStaff: Wg Cdr Paul Farnes DFM was an extraordinary man and one of a band of exceptionally brave aviators to whom we owe ou…
RT @thetimes: Wing Commander Paul Farnes died peacefully at his home in Hampshire on Tuesday morning at the age of 101 leaving on…
RT @JohnNicholRAF: Very sad to hear that Battle Of Britain Hurricane pilot Wg Cdr Paul Farnes died yesterday aged 101. 1222659938713063424,2020-01-29 23:16:59 +0000,dead_mush,#LestWeForget
RT @Alexbarnett77: Last Battle of Britain flying ace Paul Farnes dies aged 101
RT @RoyalAirForce: Wing Commander Paul Farnes DFM, one of the last of the Few, sadly passed away yesterday evening. Air Chief Marshal…
Last Battle of Britain flying ace Paul Farnes dies aged 101.
RT @RoyalAirForce: Wing Commander Paul Farnes DFM, one of the last of the Few, sadly passed away yesterday evening. Air Chief Marshal…
RT @guardian: Last Battle of Britain flying ace Paul Farnes dies aged 101
With the passing W\Co Paul Farnes yesterday, here’s a reminder the names of the last surviving #BattleofBritain pil…
Last Battle of Britain flying ace Paul Farnes dies aged 101
RT @Memorial_theFew: Sad to hear of the death of Wing Cdr Paul Farnes, DFM, one of the last of the Few. Our ensign is flying at half mas…
RT @ChiefofAirStaff: Wg Cdr Paul Farnes DFM was an extraordinary man and one of a band of exceptionally brave aviators to whom we owe ou…
RT @JohnNicholRAF: Very sad to hear that Battle Of Britain Hurricane pilot Wg Cdr Paul Farnes died yesterday aged 101. 1222657246481567744,2020-01-29 23:06:18 +0000,Merseysidefew,RT @jonnycrackers82: So so saddened to read of the passing yesterday of Wing Commander Paul Farnes DFM. One of the final ‘Few’ who it wa…
RT @Memorial_theFew: Sad to hear of the death of Wing Cdr Paul Farnes, DFM, one of the last of the Few. Our ensign is flying at half mas…
RT @JohnNicholRAF: Very sad to hear that Battle Of Britain Hurricane pilot Wg Cdr Paul Farnes died yesterday aged 101. 1222656237856149505,2020-01-29 23:02:17 +0000,rossf500,RT @guardian: Last Battle of Britain flying ace Paul Farnes dies aged 101
RT @Alexbarnett77: Last Battle of Britain flying ace Paul Farnes dies aged 101
RT @JohnNicholRAF: Very sad to hear that Battle Of Britain Hurricane pilot Wg Cdr Paul Farnes died yesterday aged 101. 1223013751122731010,2020-01-30 22:42:55 +0000,the1820society,RT @bmc875: ""Battle of Britain ace fighter pilot Paul Farnes dies aged 101""
RT @piersmorgan: RIP Wing Cdr Paul Farnes, 101. The last surviving WW2 Battle of Britain ace pilot. A humble hero whose unbelievabl…
RT @piersmorgan: RIP Wing Cdr Paul Farnes, 101. 1223013484230823936,2020-01-30 22:41:51 +0000,lawrieg3,RT @ArtedLight: We will never forget the sacrifices you made. RIP our hero.
RT @piersmorgan: RIP Wing Cdr Paul Farnes, 101. 1223013299673059329,2020-01-30 22:41:07 +0000,AndrewCrook61,RT @DarrenPlymouth: ""you had to believe in yourself
RT @KernowMaiden: Awww - RIP Paul Farnes, last Battle of Britain fighter ace, died aged 101 on Tuesday 😓 An ace, for those who don’t…
RT @piersmorgan: RIP Wing Cdr Paul Farnes, 101. 1223013156261371904,2020-01-30 22:40:33 +0000,dennisspencer6,RT @DarrenPlymouth: ""you had to believe in yourself
RT @piersmorgan: RIP Wing Cdr Paul Farnes, 101. 1223013075885920259,2020-01-30 22:40:14 +0000,Cameron1961,RT @piersmorgan: RIP Wing Cdr Paul Farnes
RT @HistoryExtra: Battle of Britain ace fighter pilot Paul Farnes dies aged 101 (via @BBCNews)
RT @Normandy_Post: BBC News - Battle of Britain ace fighter pilot Paul Farnes dies aged 101
RT @DarrenPlymouth: "you had to believe in yourself, I think most of us did" 1223012949343789058,2020-01-30 22:39:44 +0000,profile48,RT @piersmorgan: RIP Wing Cdr Paul Farnes
RT @piersmorgan: RIP Wing Cdr Paul Farnes, 101. 1223012911087521792,2020-01-30 22:39:35 +0000,AlysonM52578774,RT @piersmorgan: RIP Wing Cdr Paul Farnes
Paul Farnes, the last surviving fighter pilot ace who fought against the Luftwaffe in the Battle of Britain, has di…
RT @ThomasEvans1984: A film seriously needs to be made about this amazing mans life. BBC News - Battle of Britain ace fighter pilot Pau…
RT @piersmorgan: RIP Wing Cdr Paul Farnes, 101. 1223017546779189248,2020-01-30 22:58:00 +0000,martynbolt,RT @piersmorgan: RIP Wing Cdr Paul Farnes
RT @piersmorgan: RIP Wing Cdr Paul Farnes, 101. 1223017476574851072,2020-01-30 22:57:43 +0000,alittlegreyhair,RT @piersmorgan: RIP Wing Cdr Paul Farnes
RT @piersmorgan: RIP Wing Cdr Paul Farnes, 101. 1223017435718148096,2020-01-30 22:57:33 +0000,cosyhomesonline,RT @DarrenPlymouth: ""you had to believe in yourself
RT @piersmorgan: RIP Wing Cdr Paul Farnes, 101. 1223017350926082049,2020-01-30 22:57:13 +0000,BlueEyedJoey,RT @piersmorgan: RIP Wing Cdr Paul Farnes
RT @KernowMaiden: Awww - RIP Paul Farnes, last Battle of Britain fighter ace, died aged 101 on Tuesday 😓 1223017202242203648,2020-01-30 22:56:38 +0000,JulieL1969,RT @piersmorgan: RIP Wing Cdr Paul Farnes
RT @MPIainDS: RIP Wing Commander Paul Farnes: Last Battle of Britain fighter 'ace' dies aged 101
RT @P3llSnow09: RIP sir.. Battle of Britain ace fighter pilot Paul Farnes dies aged 101
RT @KernowMaiden: Awww - RIP Paul Farnes, last Battle of Britain fighter ace, died aged 101 on Tuesday 😓 1223017113813749760,2020-01-30 22:56:17 +0000,Jacbo45,RT @piersmorgan: RIP Wing Cdr Paul Farnes
RT @piersmorgan: RIP Wing Cdr Paul Farnes, 101. 1223017093689421826,2020-01-30 22:56:12 +0000,Sozzinski,RT @piersmorgan: RIP Wing Cdr Paul Farnes
RT @piersmorgan: RIP Wing Cdr Paul Farnes, 101. 1223016985610608642,2020-01-30 22:55:46 +0000,trapprain,RT @theipaper: One of the last surviving Battle of Britain fighter pilots has died at 101
RT @piersmorgan: RIP Wing Cdr Paul Farnes, 101. 1223016827963498497,2020-01-30 22:55:08 +0000,Bringmemybow1,RT @KernowMaiden: Awww - RIP Paul Farnes
RT @piersmorgan: RIP Wing Cdr Paul Farnes, 101. 1223023999002783755,2020-01-30 23:23:38 +0000,DTDicko,RT @piersmorgan: RIP Wing Cdr Paul Farnes
RT @piersmorgan: RIP Wing Cdr Paul Farnes, 101. 1223023924826472448,2020-01-30 23:23:21 +0000,sticksnstonesgb,RT @piersmorgan: RIP Wing Cdr Paul Farnes
RT @piersmorgan: RIP Wing Cdr Paul Farnes, 101. 1223023812486279168,2020-01-30 23:22:54 +0000,jackiegnr51,RT @piersmorgan: RIP Wing Cdr Paul Farnes
RT @ABC: One of the last remaining Battle of Britain fighter pilots who helped protect the U.K. during World War II has died…
RT @piersmorgan: RIP Wing Cdr Paul Farnes, 101. 1223023541496492036,2020-01-30 23:21:49 +0000,LukeNewsome91,RT @piersmorgan: RIP Wing Cdr Paul Farnes
RT @johnbilcliffe: Small tribute to Wing Commander Paul Farnes, Hawker Hurricane Pilot. Paul was an ace and was "One of the few" that…
RT @piersmorgan: RIP Wing Cdr Paul Farnes, 101. 1223023272792592385,2020-01-30 23:20:45 +0000,jamesa0330,RT @FABSITEUK: Battle of Britain ace fighter pilot Paul Farnes dies aged 101..Followers another legend passes but he will remain i…
Paul Farnes: Last Battle of Britain fighter 'ace' dies aged 101
RT @DarrenPlymouth: "you had to believe in yourself, I think most of us did" 1223023024930271233,2020-01-30 23:19:46 +0000,tonebell87,RT @piersmorgan: RIP Wing Cdr Paul Farnes
RT @sharrond62: RIP... bet there were many days when he didn’t imagine he’s get to 101 🌼 Last Battle of Britain flying ace Paul Far…
RT @piersmorgan: RIP Wing Cdr Paul Farnes, 101. 1223022948795277314,2020-01-30 23:19:28 +0000,mal_zorro,RT @piersmorgan: RIP Wing Cdr Paul Farnes
Paul Caswell Powe Farnes
Paul Farnes Portrait.jpg
Born (1918-07-16) 16 July 1918 (age 101)
Boscombe, Hampshire, England
AllegianceUnited Kingdom
Service/branchRoyal Air Force
Years of service1938–1958
RankWing Commander
UnitNo. 501 Squadron RAF
No. 611 Squadron RAF
Commands heldNo. 124 Squadron RAF
No. 229 Squadron RAF
Battles/warsSecond World War
AwardsDistinguished Flying Medal
Mentioned in Despatches
Air Efficiency Award
Paul Caswell Powe Farnes, DFM, AE (born 16 July 1918) was a Royal Air Force fighter pilot and Second World War flying ace who flew during the Battle of Britain as one of "The Few". He scored 8 kills (comprising 7 and 2 shared destroyed, 2 'probables' and 11 damaged).
Contents
1 Early life
2 Second World War
3 Later life
4 References
5 External links
Early life
Born in Boscombe, Hampshire on 16 July 1918, Farnes joined the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (RAFVR) in April 1938.
Second World War
Farnes was mobilised in July 1939. He joined No. 501 Squadron RAF in September 1939 and remained with the squadron when it went to France in May 1940. He claimed his first victories during the Battle of France, with 'shares' in two bombers downed and a He 111 shot down solo. During August 1940 he claimed 5 more and in October 1940 he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM). By now a sergeant pilot, he was commissioned a pilot officer (on probation) on 3 December 1940.
In February 1941 Farnes was posted to No. 57 Operational Training Unit as an instructor. In November 1941 he transferred to No. 73 Operational Training Unit in Aden. He was confirmed in his rank and promoted to war-substantive flying officer on 3 December 1941. Farnes was posted to No. 229 Squadron RAF in North Africa as a flight commander in February 1942. He flew with the squadron on 27 March 1942 to Malta where he later took command of the squadron.
Farnes returned to North Africa in late May 1942. On 26 July 1942, he was promoted to war-substantive flight lieutenant. He was then posted to Iraq, where he joined the RAF headquarters staff and remained there until March 1945, receiving a promotion to war-substantive squadron leader on 1 May 1944. On return to the United Kingdom he took command of No. 124 Squadron RAF, a command he retained until the end of the war. He ended the war with the acting rank of wing commander.
Later life
After the war, Farnes became a liaison officer for training centres with the Air Ministry. He was granted a permanent commission in the RAF in the rank of squadron leader on 1 September 1945. In 1948, he became a flying instructor. Farnes remained in the RAF until 1958, when he retired on 27 June with the rank of wing commander.
In 2010, Farnes said:
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