Bob Stanford Tuck joined no 65 sqn in 1936 flying Gladiators. Before the outbreak of War he converted to Spitfires and was posted to 92 sqn with which he saw action over Dunkirk. Tuck scored seven victories over Dunkirk and it was said of him that he was a long ranged marksman.  He could score from distances that no other pilot could.  He fought in the Battle of France and The Battle of Britain, in one dogfight with three 109s he downed two of them and damaged the third before having to bail out himself. On 28th January 1942, while on a low-level mission over northern France, his Spitfire was hit by enemy flak near Boulogne and he was forced to crash land. He was captured by German troops and spent the next three years in several  prisoner of war  camps until he made a successful escape on 1st Febuary 1945. After spending some time fighting alongside the advancing Russian troops as an infantry officer he found his way to the British Embassy in Moscow. He eventually boarded a ship from Russia to Southampton. He finally retired from the RAF and active service on 13th of May  1949 as a Wing Commander. Bob Stanford Tuck finished the War with 27 victories