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Captain Eric 'Winkle' Brown, CBE, DSC, AFC, Hon FRAeS, RN - Desert Island Discs

March 24, 2017

Captain Eric 'Winkle' Brown, CBE, DSC, AFC, Hon FRAeS, RN - Desert Island Discs

Captain Eric 'Winkle' Brown CBE, DSC, AFC, Hon FRAeS, RN

 

The incredible Captain Eric 'Winkle' Brown has been invited to share his memories and music on the BBC's Desert Island Discs hosted by Kirsty Young.

Born in 1919 Eric Brown still holds many aviation records including having flown 487 different types of aircraft and the world record for the most number of carrier landings (2,407).

In 1945 he became the first pilot to land on and take-off from an aircraft carrier in a jet aircraft.

DeHavilland Sea Vampire and HMS Ocean
De Havilland Sea Vampire and HMS Ocean.

Here is the link to the recording on the BBC.

You can read more about Captain Eric Brown in this article published by Luke Jones in the BBC News Magazine here, and his autobiography, "Wings on my sleeve" (ISBN 978-0-7538-2209-8), is an amazing insight into the world of a test pilot. 

Captain Eric Brown died on the 21st of February, 2016. He was 97 years old.





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