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Battle of Britain

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

Battle of Britain Week: Frank Howell’s Battle

Making the leap in learning from the Gladiator to Spitfires in a matter of days, Frank Howell became a flight leader in the thick of … Read More

Battle of Britain Week: Command and Control

The key to success during the Battle of Britain was the established Command and Control system of RAF Fighter Command; the ‘Dowding … Read More

Battle of Britain Week: Forewarned is Forearmed

They were just ordinary men and women but were instrumental in some of the pivotal events of the Second World War. The eyes and ears … Read More

Battle of Britain Week – Pat Hughes: Aussie Ace

When Pat Hughes completed his flying training he was deemed to have ‘no outstanding qualities’. Yet, he would go on to be Australia’s … Read More

Battle of Britain Week – Overview: So Much Owed

We shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air. We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be As Prime … Read More

The Many: RAF Ground Crew in the Battle of Britain

Leading Luftwaffe and Battle of Britain historian Chris Goss pays tribute to the ‘forgotten’ casualties of the Battle of Britain … Read More

“I Survived the Biggin Hill Bombing” – In ASO Felicity Hanbury’s Words

During the Second World War, RAF personnel regularly described their activities on the radio for listeners of the BBC. These broadcasts … Read More

Battle of Britain Pilot, Tom Neil, Passes Away

It is with great sadness that Britain at War magazine must announce the death of Wing Commander Tom ‘Ginger’ Neil DFC & … Read More

Fighter Command’s VC – In James Nicolson’s Words

During the Second World War, RAF personnel regularly described their activities on the radio for listeners of the BBC. These broadcasts … Read More

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