Hews was originally from Bramley, near Guildford and was a student at Cirencester Agricultural Collge in 1939. He joined the Royal Gloucestershire Hussar and subsequently served with the Long Range Desert Group. He saw service in North Africa, Leros and in Italy.
The Battle of Britain was a major air campaign fought over southern England in the summer and autumn of 1940. Here are 8 things you need to know about one of Britain’s most important victories of the Second World War.