I am at present reading and researching Lewis Whitnell, author of the book Engines Over London published 1949. The book describes his early flying career including serving as a pilot with 85 Squadron during the Battle of Britain, then under the command of Townsend, in fact he appears in the famous photograph of the Squadron Pilots taken after Townsend was wounded. The book describes dog fights during the Battle and the Introduction by MRAF Lord Douglas of Kirtleside confirms this. However his name does not appear on the Battle of Britain Roll. Can anybody shed some light on this. Is he a forgotten member of the Few ?
Many thanks of any Gen