Elvington tricolour at half-mast to mark death of French airman

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The Allied Air Forces Memorial and Yorkshire Air Museum has just learned of the passing of Lucien Malia, one of the few remaining veterans of RAF Elvington’s wartime French squadrons.

A Rear Gunner, or “Tail End Charlie” as they were often referred to as, he flew 23 missions with 346 “Guyenne” Squadron, from Elvington.

Full story in next week’s Pocklington Post (30 January).