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Whilst it is well known that many 10 Squadron aircrew were amongst the nearly 11,000 prisoners of war incarcerated in the infamous Stalag Luft lll, PoW camp, none were amongst the escapers whose sad exploits gained fame in the 1963 film 'The Great Escape'.

Nevertheless, there is a close link to one particular PoW; - a 10 Squadron pilot whose name will live on in the memory of that event's subsequent outcome.

To read more: Click on the image below of the memorial built shortly after the March 1944 breakout.

Gt Esc Mem

The Memorial to the 'Great Escapers', many of whom were shot by the Gestapo after their re-capture

Roundel RAF