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Using, for the first time, the full unpublished letters of Pilot Officer Geoffrey Myers, 'Secret Letters' offers a fresh and distinctive insight into World War II. On the blog today, John Willis looks at the importance of these letters and shares short extracts from a few of them.Continue Reading
The Battle of Britain was the successful defence of Great Britain against a series of destructive air raids by the Luftwaffe from 10 July through September 1940. The outcome of the Battle was a decisive victory for the British, the first time the Germans had faced defeat in World War II. To mark the anniversary, on the blog today, we are sharing a selection of images taken from the groundbreaking new book 'To Defeat the Few: The Luftwaffe’s campaign to destroy RAF Fighter Command, August–September 1940' by Douglas C. Dildy and Paul F. Crickmore.Continue Reading
The Battle of Britain was the successful defence of Great Britain against a series of destructive air raids by the Luftwaffe from 10 July through September 1940. The outcome of the Battle was a decisive victory for the British, the first time the Germans had faced defeat in World War II. To mark the anniversary, on the blog today, we are sharing an extract taken from the groundbreaking new book 'To Defeat the Few: The Luftwaffe’s campaign to destroy RAF Fighter Command, August–September 1940' by Douglas C. Dildy and Paul F. Crickmore.Continue Reading
For the 75th anniversary of Battle of Britain day we decided that we wanted to offer you something special...Continue Reading

Aircraft of the Battle of Britain

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Today marks the 75th anniversary of one of the greatest aerial battles in history. On 15 September 1940 the Luftwaffe launched its largest and most concentrated attack, believing that RAF Fighter Command was on its last legs. Albert Kesselring had amassed all that Luftflotte 2 had to offer, but claims that the British were down to their last 50 Spitfires had been grossly exaggerated...Continue Reading

Battle of Britain Quiz

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75 years ago the Battle of Britain began, but how much do you know about this epic aerial campaign? Test your aviation knowledge with our Battle of Britain quiz...Continue Reading

What the RAF Airman Took to War

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To most people, a good luck charm consists of a rabbit’s foot or a four leaf clover but pilots in the Royal Air Force during World War II took good luck charms to another level...Continue Reading

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