Veteran pilot who helped sink the Bismarck dies, aged 97

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A VETERAN pilot who helped to sink the Bismarck during the Second World War has died at the age of 97.

Lieutenant Commander John ‘Jock’ Moffat was credited with launching the torpedo that crippled the German warship in 1941.

The air strike carried out by the biplanes from HMS Victorious and Ark Royal on 26 May 1941 was said to have been Britain’s last hope of stopping the Bismarck.

Mr Moffat’s death was announced by the Royal Navy, He leaves behind two daughters, Pat and Jan.