One of the last two surviving Battle of Britain veterans has died.

Terry Clark of Wheldrake flew in 219 Squadron and celebrated his 101th birthday earlier this year.

He died yesterday evening in a care home from natural causes as the country prepared to mark VE Day.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

His close long term friend, aviation artist Steve Teasdale, said: "He was a true gentleman and a wonderful man."

"It's mixed emotions currently. We have got the flags and bunting out, we are here grieving and yet we are celebrating at the moment.

"It's very difficult. All I can think about is Terry."

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

Major Chris Chapman, branch secretary of the British Legion's York branch, said: "It is sad to hear we have lost one of the Few, and perhaps even sadder that in the current circumstances we are not able to attend his funeral to pay our respects. 

"Our thoughts are with his familY".

A flag is flying at half mast in honour of Mr Clark at the national Battle of Britain memorial, arranged by the RAF Association.