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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 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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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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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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