Prince William pays tribute to Brummie helicopter pilot Roger Gower who worked to save elephants from poachers
Prince William paid special tribute to the late Roger Gower, recipient of the Brummies award for outstanding courage.
Helicopter pilot Roger Gower, 37, who died after being shot down by ivory poachers in Tanzania.
Working for a conservation charity, he was tracking the gang after they killed an elephant and stripped the gentle giant of its tusks in January of this year.
They opened fire on his helicopter with powerful AK-47 automatic assault rifles, bullets ripping into Roger’s arm and shoulder.
By remarkable piloting, he landed the chopper, saving the life of his passenger, but medics were... read more
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