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Eric Brown

EDM number 1132 in 2015-16, proposed by George Kerevan on 24/02/2016.
Categorised under the topics of Aviation, Military operations and Veterans.

That this House notes with regret the passing of Leith-born Captain Eric "Winkle" Brown, the world's most experienced pilot and the Royal Navy's most decorated aviator; celebrates his unique record in flying more different types of aeroplane than anyone else, some 487 in total, an achievement unlikely to be surpassed, and in making more individual carrier deck landings than any other pilot; pays homage to Captain Brown's selfless courage during World War II, when he became one of the few fighter pilots to shoot down a German Focke Wulf Condor in the mid-Atlantic while protecting Allied convoys, and was one of only two aircrew to survive the torpedoing of his carrier, HMS Audacity, in 1941; remembers the crucial part he played in tracking down and interrogating senior Nazis, including the camp commandant at Belsen; commends his record as an international test pilot, which included the first jet landing on a carrier; recognises the extraordinary contribution Captain Brown made to aviation, including serving as chief naval test pilot at the Royal Aircraft Establishment, serving as Deputy Director of Naval Air Warfare, and being elected President of the Royal Aeronautical Society; and calls for a permanent memorial to be erected to Captain Brown as one of aviation's greatest pioneers.

This motion has been signed by a total of 19 MPs.

George Kerevan24/02/2016East LothianScottish National PartyProposed
Deidre Brock25/02/2016Edinburgh North and LeithScottish National PartySeconded
Chris Law25/02/2016Dundee WestScottish National PartySeconded
Martyn Day25/02/2016Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySeconded
Angela Crawley29/02/2016Lanark and Hamilton EastScottish National PartySeconded
Steven Paterson29/02/2016StirlingScottish National PartySeconded
Angus MacNeil29/02/2016Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Lisa Cameron01/03/2016East Kilbride, Strathaven and LesmahagowScottish National PartySigned
Phil Boswell01/03/2016Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillScottish National PartySigned
Alan Meale01/03/2016MansfieldLabourSigned
Hannah Bardell01/03/2016LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Jim Shannon01/03/2016StrangfordDUPSigned
Roger Mullin01/03/2016Kirkcaldy and CowdenbeathScottish National PartySigned
Tasmina Sheikh01/03/2016Ochil and South PerthshireScottish National PartySigned
Gavin Newlands01/03/2016Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry03/03/2016Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
John Nicolson08/03/2016East DunbartonshireScottish National PartySigned
Corri Wilson09/03/2016Ayr, Carrick and CumnockScottish National PartySigned
Anne McLaughlin11/05/2016Glasgow North EastScottish National PartySigned

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