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The Legend Speaks!


From his beginning as Bill Hooper's personal cartoon doodle decorating the wall of 54 Squadron A Flight's hut, the affable dimwit known as Pilot Officer Prune served right through the war, was posted to every command and even found himself Out East. The little Spitfire pilot became the first example of a visual aid for technical training, showing thousands of aircrew all over the world how not to do it. The plum nose character proved to be a successful anti-hero with the RAF and doubtless saved many lives. 'Tee Emm' became 'Happy Landings' and finally 'Air Clues'.

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