From being an RAF navigator, he rose to be Chairman of the toy company Airfix, using his experience to design models – and transformed the British toy market.
Along with all of her family she was a key member of the Comet Line, getting Allied airmen out of Belgium at great risk to herself.
A Second World War flying Ace, he flew many missions in his Spitfire and was shot down in Belgium. After escaping, he went on to have a distinguished RAF career.
A secretary from Grimsby she broke the world record swimming the English Channel and became an overnight sensation, mixing with the stars.
Growing up in Huddersfield he joined the TA and the Army and had a dramatic escape through Belgium and France andwas part of the evacuation of Dunkirk. His story became the basis of a film.
An RAF pilot at 19 he was a Pathfinder and was then shot down over Holland. A POW in a notorious camp he went on to fly in the Berlin Airlift, survive a terrible crash and reach his 100th birthday.
From being a political agent he became Parliamentary Private Secretary to his wife, who became a ground-breaking politician.
After experiencing strange phenomena in the RAF, he set up the Sole Experiment project to prove that there is life after death.
Michael founded Keston College in Bromley which was dedicated to the spreading of reliable religious information in communist countries. He was awarded the Templeton Prize for his work.
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.