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Coastal Command

War-winning Admiral Remembered with New Statue

A statue dedicated to one of Britain’s most important naval heroes has been unveiled today (25 October) on Anglesey. The statue … Read More

New Role for the Wellington (1943 Footage)

This British Pathé newsreel shows a flight of Wellingtons – nicknamed the ‘Wimpy’, after a Popeye character  – … 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

Solo Raid On Paris – Flt Lt Alfred Gatward’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

Ten Gun Terror (1941 Footage)

This 1941 dated British Pathé news footage shows the production and introduction of the Bristol Beaufighter. The Beaufighter had actually … Read More

“We Shadowed the Bismarck” – In Flg Off. Dennis Briggs’ Words

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

‘The Chase Didn’t Last Long’ – In Plt Off. Ron Down’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

“I Captured a U-Boat” – From the Air!

On its first war patrol, the German Type VIIC U-boat U-570 had been on its way to join the U-boat packs operating in the area of the … Read More

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