Lawrence ‘Benny’ Goodman is the last surviving British Dambuster pilot from the Second World War. He had a number of close shaves in the war and ended up as part of the Squadron 617, which unleashed Barnes Wallis’ bouncing bomb on German targets, with the intention of bringing the war to an end. He was highly decorated.
Landlady at the famous Dirty Duck pub in Stratford, she was host for many actors of stage and screen and became a personality in her own right. Fierce but fair, she stood up to the Hell’s Angels, imposing pub rules on all of her clients.