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Head Falconer, Brian Bird with ‘Winkle’, a male (tiercel) Peregrine.
Britain's greatest aviator Eric 'Winkle' Brown continues to defend from the skies after a falcon under military command was named in his honour.
'Winkle' the peregrine is the latest addition to a squadron of birds of prey that protect aircrafts against bird strikes at the Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton in Somerset.
He was born in May, barely two months after Brown died, leaving the aptly named Brian Bird, head falconer at the station's Bird Control Unit, with few other names on the table.