Sir Arthur Marshall and Alex Henshaw died within a month of each other

Sir Arthur Marshall, was credited with a decision that altered the course of The Battle of Britain, and WWII: junior pilots were allowed to instruct. Prior to his intervention, only senior officers could instruct, leading to a shortage of instructors and new pilots.

Alex Henshaw also played a major part as the leader of a team of test pilots for the Spitfire, but he will also long be remembered for his long distance flying in a Mew Gull and other aircraft.