THE campaigner leading the charge to award an honour to the last surviving member of the Dam Busters 'can't see how he will be turned down' in the birthday honours list.

George 'Johnny' Johnson was a bomber during the daring raids in May 1943.

A series of night flights saw Lancaster Bombers fly deep over enemy territory and launch bouncing bombs at four German dams.

Now the 95-year-old is the last surviving crew from the 19 planes and a Reading man is spearheading a campaign for the bomber to be recognised.

Mr Wolmsey first contacted the veteran after discovering his father, a veteran of 110 flights as a navigator on Lancaster Bombers in 619 squadron, may have known Mr Johnson.

"I wrote him a letter in August 2013," the 70-year-old Coley resident said.

"He wrote back and said he remembered the name but hadn't met him.

"We stayed in regular contact and in May 2015 I thought I would put him in the shortlist for an honour.

"He didn't get one that time round but the next year Carol Vorderman started a petition, but unfortunately she's had to pull out of campaigning.

"I've written to lots of people in an effort to get support, the best has to by Dame Vera Lynn.

"I feel they can't really turn him down this time.

"For him I think it means more for the squadron. He's said he's not doing it for personal reasons but for members of the squadron."

The Queen's birthday honours list is revealed every June, coinciding with the monarch's official birthday.

Last year Dame Lynn was made a member of the Companions of Honour in the Birthday Honours.