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The Aviators

Xan Rice

‘Some men live to fly, and Captain John Wilkinson was one of them.’

Some men live to fly, and Captain John Wilkinson was one of them. His wife Marie tells a story from early in their relationship when Johnny, as his friends knew him, was a young South African Air Force pilot learning to fly the Hercules cargo plane. ‘I love you,’ he told Marie, knowing that what…


Xan Rice

Xan Rice is the East Africa correspondent of the Guardian. He lives in Nairobi.

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