Credit: EYELEVEL / Urban Design and Conservation, Newcastle City Council

Personnel

Robert Deacon-Elliott, otherwise known as the Deac boasted a distinguished career in the RAF. He was a fighter pilot with 72 Squadron during World War II and fought over the North East on 15th August 1940, known to us as...

Pilot during First World War, Senior RAF commander during the Second World War including commander of 13 Group on 15th August 1940, known to us as “The Greatest Day” but nicknamed ‘Schwarzer Donnerstag’ or Black Thursday by the Luftwaffe