A hero RAF veteran and one of the last-surviving Lancaster bombers has died at 92.
Brave Charles Cawthorne, known as Charlie Boy, risked his life on 27 missions – many of them into Germany’s dreaded Ruhr Valley – to protect Britain during the Second World War .
The fearless wing commander joined the air force as an apprentice aged 15 and served for three decades.
He made an incredible escape during one mission when he hid in a HAYSTACK after his plane was shot down by the Nazis.
In 1944, when he was with