One of Britain’s greatest aviation pioneers, Sir Arthur Marshall, has died aged 103.

Marshall was chairman of internationally renowned aerospace company Marshall of Cambridge, which played a key role in winning the Falkands war in 1982 by providing the RAF’s Hercules transports with an in-flight refuelling capability in just 20 days.

During the second world war Marshall introduced innovative training methods to ensure a continued supply of high-quality pilots for the RAF following the Battle of Britain. He was also the oldest surviving Olympian, having been a member of the British team at the 1924 Paris games.

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