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Spalding councillor calls for memorial to hero pilot who saved the town

Calls have been made for a memorial to be installed to honour a hero pilot who sacrificed his life to save Spalding.

Last week, the Lincolnshire Free Press shared how Pilot Officer George Furniss (29) guided his stricken Meteor VIII jet over the built-up area so that it would crash in a field near the Vernatts Drain.

But the loss of altitude meant that the experienced pilot could not save himself and his parachute didn't open when he baled out.

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