21 September 2023 19:30
Jim Nicholson - 'Flight Lieutenant (later Wing Commander) ‘Nick’ Nicolson VC, DFC – The Battle of Britain VC
About: Jim is a keen student of the Great War with a special interest in The Somme. Often takes groups to that area and elsewhere. He is Nick Nicolson's nephew,
The Talk: Nicolson was the only Battle of Britain pilot and the only pilot of RAF Fighter Command to be awarded the Victoria Cross during the Second World War. Come and find out why.
“With the flames in his cockpit growing, Nicholson knew he had only seconds to escape but, as he pushed upwards, his head hit the buckled cockpit frame and his planned exit seemed impossible.”
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