Recollection of a private meeting between Captain Eric "Winkle" Brown and Major Yuri Gagarin at the Admiralty on Thursday 13th July 1961.
An interview recorded on 19th January 2011 by Gurbir Singh fr Episode 40 of astrotalkuk.org
Published here for the first time, in this, “test pilot to test pilot”, meeting in the absence of journalists and cameramen Gagarin states clearly that he ejected from his spacecraft. He had repeatedly insisted that he had not. The meeting took place in Captain Brown’s office in the Admiralty. Gagarin is accompanied by his translator and Captain Brown by his deputy and a navy colleague.