The Last Survivor

At the time of writing former RAF Coastal Command pilot John Cruickshank was 96 years old and the last living recipient to have been awarded the VC during World War Two.

John Alexander ‘Jock’ Cruickshank was born in Aberdeen, Scotland on May 20, 1920 and was educated at the local Grammar School before joining the Commercial Bank of Scotland as an apprentice in 1938.

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