Poignant archive of a tragic Battle of Britain hero has been discovered in a suitcase

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Pictured: A letter, dated January 16, 1942, informing Joan that her husband had been promoted to Flight Sergeant in April 1941 and therefore she was entiltled to increase in her weekly allowance. <br />
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The poignant archive of a tragic Battle of Britain hero has been discovered in a suitcase.<br />
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Flight Sergeant Eric Redfern had been married to Joan Preston for a few weeks when he was shot down and killed in 1941.<br />
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The 27 year old Hurricane pilot was ambushed by German fighters during a raid on enemy supply vessels at Le Touquet in northern France.