Prufrock's Wargaming Blog

Prufrock's Wargaming Blog

Friday, September 7, 2018

Alan Peart, DFC

It was sad to see reported in New Zealand newpapers today that the country's last surviving Second World War fighter ace, Alan Peart, has passed away.

Modest, humane, matter-of-fact, and with an amazing memory for detail, it goes without saying that he must also have been quite a pilot. This video footage of him talking about his wartime experiences is a good watch.

He has a memoir, From North Africa to the Arakan, which I will put on my 'must track down' list.

Sincere condolences to his family and friends, but a man for them to be proud of. May he rest in peace.


  1. Thanks Aaron, fascinating clips. A moment to pause and think.

    1. Thanks, Norm. They were a pretty amazing bunch. Always sad to see them go.

  2. The days when men were studs and did what they had to do because it was right. R.I.P. Alan Peart.


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