Pilot Officer Wally Floody Royal Canadian Air Force

Flying Spitfires with 401 Squadron, Pilot Officer Wally Floody was shot down on his maiden flight over St. Omer, France in late October 1941. Captured and sent to the German prisoner of war camp Stalag Luft III, he joined the men of the Great Escape and became known as the "Tunnel King".

Built by Wally Floody, the "Tunnel King", the RCAF Memorial Museum’s Great Escape Tunnel shows the confined space in which the tunnellers from Stalag Luft III had to work.

It also demonstrates some of their more ingenious inventions such as the bellows made of kitbag canvas and the air ventilation system made from
KLIM cans.
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