B658, Capt. Cecil Lewis, No. 61 (Home Defence) Squadron, Rochford, United Kingdom, January 1918

Cecil Arthur Lewis was born on March 29th, 1898 and joined the RFC in 1915 and served with No.3 Squadron equipped with the Morane Parasol. Between

May and June 1917, he flew SE.5as with the well known No. 56 Squadron. This was followed by stints with Home Defence units, but by the second half of

1918 he found himself back in France serving with No. 152 Squadron, as a night fighter flying the Sopwith Camel. After the war, he left the service and was

one of the founders of the BBC for which he wrote, produced and served as its CEO. In 1938 he received an Oscar for his script for the film Pygmalion. At the

beginning of the Second World War, he joined the RAFVR and he served in southern Europe. In 1947, he established a farm in South Africa and returned to

United Kingdom in 1950. From 1956, he worked

as a reporter for the Daily Mail. After retiring,

he moved to the island of Korfu, where he would

live out the rest of his life but never stopped

writing. He died on January 27th, 1997 in London.

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