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Flight Lieutenant William Hughes DFC – One of ‘The Few’

We are sad to report the death of Battle of Britain air gunner and wireless operator Flt Lt William Robert Kent Hughes DFC on 3 December, … Read More

Feature: Waging War Against the Odds

Winston Churchill is viewed by most as the strongman who stood up to Hitler. Yet, as Allen Packwood, BA, MPhil (Cantab), FRHistS – … Read More

Hawker Typhoon Returns to Hendon Museum

Hawker Typhoon IB MN235 has returned to the RAF Museum at Hendon, after being away on loan for over four years. The important airframe … Read More

Historic Warship Name Revived for New Submarine

The second of the Royal Navy’s planned Dreadnought-class submarines has been named HMS Valiant, the Defence Secretary, Gavin … Read More

The West Tests Its Defences (Op. Broadside – 1950 Footage)

In this newsreel from British Pathé, the tanks of 7th Armoured Division are locked in battle with the forces of ‘Northland’, during … Read More

Book Review: The Third Reich is Listening

The Third Reich is Listening by Christian Jennings This gem of a book delves deep into the murky world of codebreaking during the last … Read More

Photo of the Week from Britain at War

This week’s photo zooms in on a forgotten aircraft of World War Two – the Vickers Warwick. The prototype, serial number … Read More

Cosford’s Open Cockpit Event

Aviation fans will have the rare opportunity to take seat inside the cockpit of the Cold War era BAC TSR2 and get a close look inside … Read More

HMS Belfast – A National Treasure

After decades of distinguished service, HMS Belfast was heading to the scrapman before a charitable trust sailed to her rescue and … Read More

Phantoms on HMS Eagle (1969)

In this week’s newsreel from British Pathé, the Phantoms of 700P Naval Air Squadron conduct at sea trials from HMS Eagle. While … Read More

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