“I Knew the Few”

Wednesday 24th November 2021

St John’s Place, Lower Road, Bemerton, SP2 9NP


“The reminiscences shared with me by those who flew.”

For many years, Dilip Sarkar enjoyed a uniquely close and privileged relationship with the Few, veterans from the wider war, and the relatives of casualties, enabling him to write prolifically, publishing unique first-hand accounts and photographs, including the authorised biographies of Group Captain Sir Douglas Bader and Air Vice-Marshal Johnnie Johnson, the official RAF top-scoring fighter pilot of the war. He is primarily motivated by the untold stories of forgotten heroes – of which there is no shortage.

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Dilip Sarkar is a prolific, best-selling, author well-known for his extensive work on the Battle of Britain period. Concentrating on the human experience, Dilip is driven to record and share the deeply moving stories of casualties, with an emphasis on the ‘missing’, and survivors’ memories. This retired police detective with a First in Modern History was made an MBE for services to aviation history in 2003, and elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Historical Society in 2006. He exhibits and speaks internationally, having presented at such prestigious venues as the Imperial War Museums, RAF Museums, the Airborne Museum Hartenstein, National Memorial Arboretum and Oxford University, and works on TV documentaries on and off-screen.