Johnny

46cm x 61cm. Oil on canvas.

Squadron Leader John Pattison, DSO, DFC, Legion D’Honneur.  Spitfire pilot, Battle of Britain veteran, and former CO of No. 485 (NZ) Squadron RAF.

It was a great privilege to have met Johnny, even for the short time before he passed away in 2009.  He was one of the last of the Few, inspirational and respected by all.  A gentleman with a wicked sense of humour, who was kind enough to share his stories over a beer in the middle of his orchard.

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