Fighter Command’s Lone VC

Although 32 Victoria Crosses were awarded to RAF airmen during World War Two, just one was given to a Fighter Command pilot. That man was James Nicolson

During the Great War of 1914- 1918 it appeared that airmen were awarded the VC for their high tallies of aerial victories.

Conversely, during World War Two the only RAF fighter pilot to receive the VC didn’t have a ‘kill’ to his name.

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