The escape was the subject of a 1963 Hollywood movie, 'The Great Escape,' starring Steve McQueen.
    
Royle died on Sunday at a Perth hospital following surgery on a hip fracture that he suffered in a fall in a nursing home, his son Gordon Royle said.
    
Flight Lt Royle was a pilot in the Royal Air Force when he was shot down on May 17, 1940. He was liberated by British troops from the Marlag und Milag Nord prison camp in Germany on May 2, 1945.

 

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