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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

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

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Operation Fork: The Occupation of Iceland

A largely forgotten chapter of the Second World War was the occupation of neutral Iceland by British forces in 1940. Alex Bowers looks … Read More

56 Squadron Lightning Aerobatics (1963 Footage)

The much-loved Lightning is the star of this week’s newsreel from British Pathé, as 56 Squadron RAF pilots fly the type in a … Read More

France Awards Highest Military Honour for Flight Engineer

A Bomber Command veteran who flew 34 missions over France during the Second World War has been appointed a Chevalier in the Ordre National … Read More

New Zealand Fighter Squadron (1941 Footage)

This newsreel footage from British Pathé shows the men of No.485 (NZ) Squadron RAF and their Spitfire Mk.IIs. Formed in March 1941, … Read More

Halifax Bombers in the Making (1942 Footage)

Halifax bombers are the subject of this week’s newsreel footage from British Pathé, which shows the aircraft being built at … Read More

Famous RAF Squadron Revived

One of the RAF’s longest-serving historic squadrons is to be reformed, the force has announced. With an increased demand for … Read More

Hampden Bomber Comes Together at Cosford

A rare example of a Second World War Handley Page Hampden being restored at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is making huge steps … Read More

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