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The RAF Centenary Flypast

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Tomorrow, 10 July 2018, the largest concentration of military aircraft in recent memory takes to the skies of London to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force. Continue Reading
This month sees the centenary of the RAF, the world's first independence air force. To get in the mood for this celebration, we have put together a playlist of classic songs that help celebrate the history and spirit of the RAF.Continue Reading

100 Years of the RAF

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Today on the blog we welcome author Michael Napier as he discusses how he brings his own experience as a front-line RAF pilot to the writing of his new book, The Royal Air Force: A Centenary of Operations...Continue Reading

First Flight of the Mustang

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On 16 October 1940 at Mines Field air field near Los Angeles, a North American prototype fighter was taken out on its first flight. Designated NA-73X, powered by an Allison V-1710 and flown by the experienced civilian test pilot Vance Breese, flew for just 20 minutes before landing safely. 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

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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