The Battle of Britain was a military campaign of World War Two, when the Royal Air Force defended the United Kingdom against the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) attacks from 10th July until 31st October 1940. It is described as the first major campaign fought entirely by air forces. READ MORE HERE:
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BOOK OF THE MONTH FROM PEN AND SWORD - ‘BEST FOOT FORWARD’ THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF THE RAF'S OTHER LEGLESS FIGHTER PILOT
In the whole of the Second World War, only two men succeeded as operational fighter pilots in the RAF after losing both legs. Douglas Bader was one, and his story is well-known indeed, he has been described as one of the Royal Air Forces most famous pilots. The other was Colin Hodgkinson. READ MORE HERE:
COMMEMORATING THE 76TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN – MAJOR ROBERT SMITH-BARRY THE MAN WHO TAUGHT THE AIR FORCES OF THE WORLD TO FLY.
Have you heard the name: Major Robert Smith-Barry? You probably would have if you were around during the First World War because long before the famous Red Bull slogan he gave people wings.
COMMEMORATING THE 76TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN – R.A.F. SQUADRON CODES AND HOW THEY CAN HELP YOUR MILITARY GENEALOGY RESEARCH
How to identifying R.A.F. Squadrons and units from pictures
From the outset of the war Britain had been expecting a great German air assault on its soil. It was this fear that drove mothers to evacuate their children from the big cities, the blackout enforced, gas masks and Anderson shelters distributed.
July 10th 2016 mark the 76th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain. Taking place in the skies above the UK was a vital aerial conflict of World War II, between the British and German air forces.
Our support team get asked all kinds of different questions relating to ancestors’ service in the wars. One of the most significant recent questions has been how to find out the names and details of other crew members on aircraft that customers’ ancestors served with.
A collection of quotes demonstrating just how much Hitler went back and forth when it came to the question of invading Britain.
In 1934 the Ministry of War called for a single-seater eight-gun fighter, capable of exceeding speeds of 275mph. R.J. Mitchell’s design for the Supermarine Type 300 Prototype K5054 was accepted by the Air Ministry in January 1935, in 1936 the Spitfire was born
Everyone knows about the Battle of Britain, and how ‘the Few’ saved the country from invasion. What they don’t necessarily remember is that every one of the fighter pilots mentioned in Churchill’s ‘the Few’ speech had a team of dedicated ground crew, RADAR operators, WAAFs and many more behind him
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