The young airman Ken Rees
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WW2 Great Escape survivor Ken Rees dies aged 93

The last remaining British survivor of the Great Escape team has died aged 93.

Flight Lieutenant Ken Rees spent much of World War Two as a prisoner, and was part of the legendary escape from Stalag Luft III camp.

He was the last man pulled from the tunnel during the escape when it was discovered by a guard.

Mr Rees had been credited as the inspiration for Steve McQueen's character in the film of the escape, although he always denied this.

Rhodri Lewis reports.

  • 01 Sep 2014