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Squadron Leader Neville Duke, F/L Ted Sly and F/L Alf Glendinning of No 92 Squadron, flying Spitfire Mk Vb' s cruise alongside a towering Cumulus cloud in north African skies. The Mk Vb Spitfires are from No. 92 Squadron RAF. Duke was born in Kent, England and was one of the RAF's highest scoring aces. He finished the war with 26 and 2 shared enemy aircraft destroyed. Both Sly and Glendinning are Australians from New South Wales and Queensland respectively. After the war Neville Duke became Chief Test Pilot for Hawker Aircraft and in that position carried out much of the early testing on the famed Hawker Hunter jet fighter.
RAF Ace Neville Duke
Squadron Leader Neville Duke, F/L Ted Sly and F/L Alf Glendinning of No 92 Squadron, flying Spitfire Mk Vb' s cruise alongside a towering Cumulus cloud in 1943. Duke had scored two victories over France in 1941 before being posted to North Africa where he flew Tomahawks and Kittyhawks scoring six victories with 112 Squadron. He became a legend when he returned to 92 Squadron and whie flying Spitfires added 14 more victories to his tally in just a couple of months. Duke finished the war with 28 victories and went on to be chief test pilot with the Hawker aircraft company.