It was with great sadness that I heard yesterday that Don Cheney, the pilot of ‘Dark Victor’ had passed away at his home in Canada last Tuesday at the age of 92. He had been too ill to attend the commemorative events in Douarnenez but he had approved the painting and had sent his best wishes to all concerned via his daughter Jan.
I always find it fascinating to read what these brave young men did after the war. Most went on to live varied and adventurous lives and Don was no exception. There is a lovely obituary here on the following link, I hope you have time to read it.