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James Bigglesworth

We thought he was a figment of WE Johns' imagination - looks like not!
Got this via a tweet from the RAF Museum this morning. Who'd have thought it!

http://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/london/whats-going-on/news/museum-archivist-discovers-proof-of-life-for-biggl/

In case you're wondering: yes - this was an RAF Museum April Fool!

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Article posted: 01/04/2013

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Of course, it is thought 'Biggles' was based on Lieut Arthur Bigsworth RNVR. the first member of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve to obtain a pilot's licence at the Bristol Flying School Lark Hill. Bigsworth became a founding member of the Royal Naval Air Service in 1914. He served with distinction through WWI before transferring to the RAF when it formed in April 1918. Post war he met Capt Johns and it is thought Bigsworth was inspiration for John's completely fictional Bigglesworth
By: timothy Brown
On: 30/05/2013

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