Last surviving Dambusters pilot Les Munro dies in New Zealand aged 96


Tributes have been paid to the last surviving Dambusters pilot after his death aged 96.

Les Munro was part of the famous 617 Squadron of the RAF which carried out the "bouncing bomb" raid to destroy dams in Nazi Germany during the Second World War.

Squadron Leader Munro died this morning in hospital in Tauranga in the Bay of Plenty in New Zealand, his friend Ron Mayhill said.

He was a "fine man" and will be much missed, Mr Mayhill, President of the New Zealand Bomber Command Association said.