Bernard (Ben) Lewis

Tie Club # 1552

“It is almost 55 years since I escaped a fiery RAF jet using the Martin-Baker seat. After pulling the ‘firing handle’ I recovered sensibility inverted to see the burning Vampire T11 below as it head for a watery burial in the South China Sea. A second later, the automatics having worked perfectly, the parachute deployed. I was very grateful. The life saving experience remains with me to this day.”

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