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501 Squadron at RAF Kenley 1940

501 Squadron at RAF Kenley 1940
RAF Kenley – 501 Hurricane Squadron Pilots of No 501 Squadron RAF stand down at RAF Kenley in 1940. Hurricane Mk I SD-B to the [..]

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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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Londoners watch as Battle of Britain rages above – Battle of Britain 76th Anniversary

Londoners watch as Battle of Britain rages above – Battle of Britain 76th Anniversary
Londoners watch as Battle of Britain rages above – archive16 September 1940: Friday 16 September 2016 –  Thousands in the centre of the capital cheered wildly [..]

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Battle Of Britain airfields

Battle Of Britain airfields
During the Battle of Britain, the defence of the UK was divided up within RAF Fighter Command into four Groups, each comprising several airfields and [..]

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RAF Fighter Command Royal Air Force – Battle of Britain squadrons 1940

RAF Fighter Command Royal Air Force – Battle of Britain squadrons 1940
RAF Fighter Command, Royal Air Force, was formed in 1936 to control fighter aircraft during the Second World War. The Command continued until 17 November 1943, [..]

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One in three haven’t heard of the Battle of Britain

One in three haven’t heard of the Battle of Britain
A sad and shocking fact that many don’t remember, or know about, the Battle of Britain or the Blitz is one of the reasons we aim [..]

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RAF Fighter Command

RAF Fighter Command
80th Anniversary of RAF Fighter Command – Formed 14th July 1936 RAF Fighter Command was one of the commands of the Royal Air Force. It [..]

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The Battle of Britain: 28th September 1940

The Battle of Britain: 28th September 1940
Battle of Britain; Day 81 Weather: fine, some patchy cloud FIGHTER COMMAND SERVICEABLE AIRCRAFT AS AT 0900 HOURS: Spitfire – 214 Hurricane – 390 Defiant [..]

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