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RAF honour for Lisburn-born pilot Terence Bulloch who sank record number of Nazi U-boats

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Squadron Leader Terence Bulloch with his crew from 120 Sqn

Squadron Leader Terence Bulloch with his crew from 120 Sqn

Squadron Leader Terence Bulloch

Squadron Leader Terence Bulloch

An RAF Poseidon

An RAF Poseidon

Squadron Leader Terence Bulloch’s name on side of aircraft

Squadron Leader Terence Bulloch’s name on side of aircraft

Squadron Leader Terence Bulloch with his crew from 120 Sqn

A Co Antrim RAF war hero who sank more German U-boats than any other pilot has been immortalised after a new maritime patrol aircraft was named in his honour.

Terence Bulloch, who was born in Lisburn, became the highest scoring pilot in Coastal Command in the Second World War after joining the Royal Air Force in 1936.

The RAF recently announced that the third of its nine Poseidon MRA Mk1 (P-8A) maritime patrol aircraft would be named the 'Terence Bulloch' following its production in the US.