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Dunkirk: What Happened To Tom Hardy's Pilot Character In Real Life

Tom Hardy's character in Dunkirk faced a different fate than the real-life inspiration behind the character. In the movie, Hardy's Farrier is a Squadron Leader and a pilot in the United Kingdom's Royal Air Force. He and two other pilots, including a soldier named Collins, head for the evacuation site at Dunkirk in the film but one of them gets shot down early on in the mission. Farrier takes command and successfully shoots down a German bomber plane despite his fuel gauge being broken and his cooling system compromised. Eventually, he runs out of fuel, and he is taken as a prisoner of war.

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