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V7497 Pilots log book from the Battle of Britain

V7497 Pilots log book from the Battle of Britain
  Frederick Cecil Harrold joined the RAF on a short service commission in July 1939. He completed his training and went to 5 OTU Aston [..]

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501 Sqdn Hurricane at Bethienville

501 Sqdn Hurricane at Bethienville
10th May 1940, 501 Sqdn Hurricane at Bethienville, France An interesting picture as you can see that the airmen are re fuelling this Hurricane wearing [..]

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501 Squadron pilots on standby during the battle of Britain

501 Squadron pilots on standby during the battle of Britain
501 Squadron pilots on standby during the battle of Britain When war was declared in September 1939, 501 Squadron was based at RAF Filton, near [..]

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Video – Hawker Restorations Ltd

Video – Hawker Restorations Ltd
Video – Hawker Restorations Ltd Hawker Restorations, along with sister company AJD Engineering, has rebuilt and restored numerous WWI and WWII aircraft, from static museum [..]

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501 Squadron RAF Squadron crest

501 Squadron RAF Squadron crest
This is the official crest of 501 Squadron – Motto: Latin: Nil Time -Fear nothing Awarded: November 1938 I would like to think that this badge emblazoned [..]

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James Harry “Ginger” Lacey, DFM & Bar

James Harry “Ginger” Lacey, DFM & Bar
James Harry “Ginger” Lacey, DFM & Bar One of the most successful pilots of WW2 and a pilot on 501 Squadron was the highly acclaimed [..]

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Hawker Restorations – Restoration of V7497

Hawker Restorations – Restoration of V7497
Hawker Hurricane V7497 was only a few weeks old when it was shot down in combat over Kent during the Battle of Britain in 1940. [..]

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The Hawker Hurricane – The aeroplane that saved our nations

The Hawker Hurricane – The aeroplane that saved our nations
The Hawker Hurricane Britain at war – The Hawker Hurricane changed the course of history. Piloted by a few brave young men, including legends such [..]

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The Shortage of Pilots

The Shortage of Pilots
The Shortage of Pilots When squadrons became exhausted, obviously the most satisfactory way of reinforcement was by means of moving complete units, and this was [..]

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Never was so much owed by so many to so few

Never was so much owed by so many to so few
On this day Churchill gave his famous ‘their finest hour’ speech in the House of Commons on 18 June 1940, repeated as a radio broadcast [..]

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