As a child I wanted to fly Spitfires. Not Hurricanes. Not Blenheims, Fireflys, Swordfish, Typhoons, Tempests, Wellingtons or Lancasters. And definitely not Defiants. Only a Spitfire would do. Even though I was born in the late 70s, all of my class knew what a Spitfire was.
Battle of Britain
A German perspective on their defeat by the RAF at the Battle of Britain.
On 18 September 2005, the 65th anniversary year of the Battle of Britain, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall unveiled a sculpture on Victoria Embankment dedicated to the thousands of men and women who fought from 10 July – 31 October 1940.
A quick and easy guide to the Battle of Britain.
Should the RAF be credited with victory against the Germans at the Battle of Britain or was the Royal Navy in fact the stronger force behind the success? Military Times looks into the role of the Navy.
A speech made by Prime Minister Winston Churchill on August 20, 1940, including the famous line “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few”.
Test your Battle of Britain knowledge – did you believe any of these enduring myths?
2,927 men flew combat missions during the Battle of Britain. Churchill would name them ‘the Few’. Of these men 188 would earn the title of Ace for gaining five or more confirmed kills during the battle. Two pilots achieved the remarkable feat of gaining ace status in a single day. The top five Aces from […]
The Women’s Auxillary Air Force demonstrated Incredible strength and bravery and proved absolutely vital to British victory in the Battle of Britain.
Ten simple rules that fighter pilots should know.