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Mick Shand, a Battle of Britain fighter pilot, was 92.
Mr Shand was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross in September 1942 after his 60th sortie, but the same month his Spitfire was shot down while trying to destroy a train in Holland.
Imprisoned in the notorious Stalag Luft 3 at Sagan, southeast of Berlin, Shand took part in the 'Great Escape' of March 1943 when 76 RAF officers tunnelled their way to freedom.