Plaque honour for Llanelli Battle of Britain pilot
A college in Carmarthenshire is to honour an RAF pilot who was killed in the Battle of Britain.
Historians say Reg Isaac from Llanelli selflessly flew his Spitfire into a German ambush on 5 August,1940 to save his comrades, knowing he would die.
A plaque will be unveiled at Coleg Sir Gar, the old Llanelli Grammar School, where he went from 1927 to 1934.
Former Conservative leader Lord Howard, who also went to the school, will perform the unveiling.
Friday's dedication is part of a programme by the Battle of Britain Historical Society to place a plaque in the schools of each of about 2,900 pilots who fought on the British side.
Wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill praised them as 'The Few' who saved Britain from German invasion....
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