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An Indian World War I pilot's moving story emerges in rare UK archive

The never-before-published files contain thousands of letters, pictures and other papers sent between the Commission and the next of the kin of First World War dead

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To date, more than 1,300 of the surviving 3,000 First World War enquiry files have been digitised
To date, more than 1,300 of the surviving 3,000 First World War enquiry files have been digitised

The remarkable story of an airman who overcame prejudice to become one of only a handful of Indian fighter pilots in the First World War has emerged in newly-released archive files by the UK's Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC).

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First Published: Sun, April 26 2020. 11:25 IST

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