Originally shared by Tanya Y.

Robert Stanford Tuck (1 July 1916 – 5 May 1987)
Robert Stanford Tuck, born in Catford London, UK, 1916 was a fighter pilot, flying ace and test pilot who participated in the Battle of France over Dunkirk, the Battle of Britain, several fighter sweeps until he was downed and kept as a prisoner of war until his escape in February 1945.
Post war he was a test pilot, testing the English Electric Canberra aircraft.
Oddly enough he developed a close friendship with Adolph Galland while they worked as technical advisors on the film ‘Battle of Britain’ (1969); and he was the Godfather of Galland’s son.