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Henry John Lawrence Botterell

(1896-2003), First World War combat pilot

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Born in Ottawa, Ontario, Botterell was sent to England in 1916 for civilian flying training. In 1917 enlisted with the Royal Naval Air Service and as a pilot for the RAF in 1918. Served in France and flew a variety of missions. Carried out 91 sorties in 60 days in his Sopwith Camel between June and August 1918 and brought down a German observation balloon. Served in the Second Word War. In his later years was celebrated as the last living fighter pilot of the First World War.

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Henry John Lawrence Botterell

by Dan Patterson
colour print, 2001
NPG x126199

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