Fighter Command

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Battle of Britain Day Map: the Afternoon Attack

Exclusively commissioned for Military Times, this battle map illustrates the positioning of German and British airforces during the afternoon battle of Battle of Britain Day. This map will appear in Issue 1 of Military Times, accompanied by a detailed analysis of the events of the afternoon of 15 September. A summary of these events accompanies this reproduction.

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Battle of Britain Day Map: the Noon Attack

Exclusively commissioned for Military Times, this battle map illustrates the formation of the incoming Luftwaffe squadrons for the first attack on the 15 September, and the locations of British defensive forces. This map will appear in Issue 1 of Military Times, alongside a blow-by-blow account of the noon and afternoon battles. A summary of the noon battle accompanies this reproduction.

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

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 of Britain: Timeline

From the day the order to attack the RAF was given, to the British victories of September and October 1940: follow the events of the Battle of Britain.

A Hurricane Pilot's Dramatic Story

An updated version of his 1987 Battle of Britain memoir of the same title, Tom Neil recounts his time as a 19-year-old fighter pilot during some of the most ferocious fighting of World War II. Now 89, he is keen that the story of their efforts and achievements remain fresh in the collective memory.