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Captain Eric Brown CBE DSC AFC Royal Navy (No.2)

EDM number 1152 in 2015-16, proposed by Nicholas Soames on 25/02/2016.
Categorised under the topics of Armed forces and Veterans.

That this House pays tribute to the late Captain Eric Melrose "Winkle" Brown CBE DSC AFC Royal Navy for his outstanding service to our country, to naval aviation and to the cause of reconciliation; notes that he flew more aircraft types, 487, than any other person in the world, a record which is unlikely ever to be broken; further notes that he completed more aircraft carrier deck landings, 2,407, than any other person in the world; notes that he helped liberate the Nazi concentration camp Bergen-Belsen in 1945 and that he interrogated Field Marshal Hermann Goering in German at the end of the war; notes that after World War 2 he tested every German jet and rocket-powered aircraft and that he introduced to the Americans aircraft carrier technologies which enhanced naval aviation safety; and recognises that, even though he retired from the Royal Navy in 1970, he continued to play a key role in advising aerospace companies on naval aviation and in educating the young.

This motion has been signed by a total of 17 MPs.

Nicholas Soames25/02/2016Mid SussexConservativeProposed
Gerald Howarth25/02/2016AldershotConservativeSeconded
Andrew Murrison25/02/2016South West WiltshireConservativeSeconded
Tom Elliott26/02/2016Fermanagh and South TyroneUUPSeconded
Danny Kinahan26/02/2016South AntrimUUPSeconded
Peter Bottomley29/02/2016Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Jim Shannon29/02/2016StrangfordDUPSigned
Alex Salmond29/02/2016Signed
Alan Meale01/03/2016MansfieldLabourSigned
David Simpson01/03/2016Upper BannDUPSigned
Nigel Evans02/03/2016Ribble ValleyConservativeSigned
Julian Lewis02/03/2016New Forest EastConservativeSigned
George Kerevan03/03/2016East LothianScottish National PartySigned
Nigel Dodds09/03/2016Belfast NorthDUPSigned
John Cryer15/03/2016Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned
David Crausby27/04/2016Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Anne McLaughlin11/05/2016Glasgow North EastScottish National PartySigned

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