Geoffrey Wellum in 2009
|Birth name||Geoffrey Harry Augustus Wellum|
|Born||4 August 1921|
Walthamstow, Essex, England
|Died||18 July 2018 (aged 96)|
Mullion, Cornwall, England
|Service/branch||Royal Air Force|
|Years of service||1939–1961,|
|Battles/wars||Battle of Britain|
|Awards||Distinguished Flying Cross|
Wellum suffered severe sinusitis and battle fatigue after three years' intensive frontline flying. He returned from Malta to Britain, becoming a test pilot on the Hawker Typhoon, based at Gloster Aircraft.
He finished the war as a gunnery instructor, staying in the RAF, first as a staff officer in West Germany, followed by a four-year tour with 192 Squadron. He married Grace, his wartime girlfriend, and they had three children.