Medals of greatest pilot ever on show in East Lothian

Medals which belonged to Captain Eric Brown CBE (1919-2016) are being prepared for display at the National Museum of Flight in East Lothian today. Picture; Neil Hanna
Medals which belonged to Captain Eric Brown CBE (1919-2016) are being prepared for display at the National Museum of Flight in East Lothian today. Picture; Neil Hanna
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MEDALS awarded to Britain’s greatest ever pilot are to go on show in East Lothian a year on from his death.

Leith-born Captain Eric “Winkle” Brown CBE was also the most-decorated pilot in the history of the Royal Navy.

This photograph of Capt Brown CBE was taken on his  visit to the National Museum of Flight in September 2015.

 Picture; Neil Hanna

This photograph of Capt Brown CBE was taken on his visit to the National Museum of Flight in September 2015. Picture; Neil Hanna

His medals and log books will be displayed in Scotland for the first time at the National Museum of Flight in East Fortune until June 30.

After leaving the Royal High School, Cpt Brown studied German at the University of Edinburgh before beginning his stellar aviation career at the start of the Second World War. He went on to fly 487 different types of aircraft – more than anyone else in history. Brown holds the world record for performing the most aircraft carrier take-offs and landings.