Medals which belonged to Captain Eric ‘Winkle’ Brown CBE (1919-2016) are on display at the National Museum of Flight in East Fortune.
Captain Brown, a former Royal Navy test pilot who is often referred to as Britain’s greatest ever pilot, died on 21 February 2016. His medals and log books were secured for the nation in November by The National Museum of the Royal Navy with the support of an anonymous donor, for display at the Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton. They are now going on display in Scotland for the first time, and can be seen at the National Museum of Flight until the end of June.
Captain Brown visited the National Museum of Flight in 2015 to record his experiences of flying some of the aircraft on display. In addition to having the opportunity to view his medals and log books, visitors can watch footage of him describing his recollections of piloting everything from a Supermarine Spitfire to a Hawker Sea Hawk jet fighter. See Captain Brown and delivery pilot Joy Lofthouse talk about their experiences of flying a Supermarine Spitfire.
25 Feb - 28 Jun 2017
National Museum of Flight, East Fortune Airfield.
Included in museum admission.
31 October 2016 – March 2017
Saturday and Sunday only
April 2017-October 2017
Open every day