Battle of Britain Aces: the few of ‘the Few’

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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 battle are as follows:

Name                                        Kills

1. Sgt J Frantisek                   17

2.Plt Off E S Lock                  16.5

=3. Sgt J H Lacey                     15.5

=3. Fg Off B J G Carbury          15.5

5. Plt Off R F T Doe               15

(Note: A .5 denotes a kill shared with another pilot.)

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