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Obituary: Bill Gunston OBE, FRAeS

09 June 2013

Bill Gunston, who leaves behind him a legacy of aviation journalism that inspired a generation. (IHS Jane's)Bill Gunston, who leaves behind him a legacy of aviation journalism that inspired a generation. (IHS Jane's)

The world of aviation journalism will be poorer with the passing of Bill Gunston, former Editor of Jane's Aero-Engines and author of more than 375 reference works on aviation, who died on 1 June 2013.

Born in 1927, William Tudor Gunston was educated at Pinner County School and the Universities of Durham and London. Serving with the Royal Air Force from 1945 until 1948, he trained as a pilot and then as an instructor, flying, among other types, the de Havilland Mosquito and single-seat Vampire fighter.

In 1951 Bill joined the editorial staff of Flight (now Flight International ) magazine, later being appointed Technical Editor.



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