Exmouth fighter ace sells out

EXMOUTH’S former spitfire ace John Pascoe-Watson has had to order a second print run of his rip-roaring memoirs because it has proved so popular.

EXMOUTH’S former spitfire ace John Pascoe-Watson has had to order a second print run of his rip-roaring memoirs because it has proved so popular.

Mr Pascoe-Watson, from Foxholes Hill, published ‘Laughter Silvered Wings’ last year and it covers his early years in Exmouth, and his career as a pilot in the RAF and test pilot in Edinburgh.

One of the more colourful stories include previously unwritten history documenting the last time an RAF plane was shot down in aerial combat.

In January 1949, when the modern Israeli state was in its embryonic stages, two Jewish Spitfires shot down four RAF Spitfires from Mr Pascoe- Watson’s 208 squadron, killing one pilot.


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However, because of the Government’s close connections with the Jewish state, the incident was quietly buried.

For anyone interested in Exmouth, and flying in general, this is a very good read with many amusing and hair-raising episodes.

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To purchase this large size paper back at a very reasonable cost of �5, copies can also be obtained by ringing 01395 263614 or 01395 227077.

John will be signing copies of his book in the Library in Exeter Road, Exmouth, on Saturday 11th December from 10.30 to 12 am.

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