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RENÉ MOUCHOTTE

Date: 29th February 2016

If you are a regular reader of my Blogs, you will be well aware of my interest in and extensive research about Free French pilot - Squadron Leader (Commandant) René Mouchotte.  After years of trying, I did finally have a short documentary transmitted by BBC SE which was then syndicated to BBC South and BBC North. 

In the course of my research I met the Director of the Yorkshire Air museum- Ian Reed -  who helped enormously  when we were seeking to obtain the Battle of Britain Medals for René which had never been sent to his family (he died in battle in 1943).  Ian unearthed black and white film of René receiving his   accolade for shooting down the 1000th Enemy plane and of the Ball at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London which was given to celebrate the event.

I am unable to give you a link to the full documentary but I can give you the link to a tribute which Ian has posted on his Museum website.  

http://yorkshireairmuseum.org/journal/commandant-rene-mouchotte-raf-dfc-cdg-1914-1943/

RENÉ MOUCHOTTE

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