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Spitfire

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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

Spitfire Squadrons Down Under

More than 75 years ago Spitfire squadrons helped defend Australia from Japanese air attack, as Andrew Thomas describes. On 19 February … Read More

‘Five Kills in Two Days’: In Flt Lt ‘Paddy’ Finucane’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 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 – 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

Pinpointing the V-2s – In Sqn Ldr. Ernest Esau’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

The Million Pound Giveaway!

Key Publishing Ltd. has teamed up with our friends at Wargaming for our biggest giveaway ever! We have 100,000 bonus codes for the … Read More

Sgt. Potter’s Day Out At Dunkirk

If you were watching TV last night, you may have seen Britain at War’s Editor, Andy Saunders, on BBC South East Today. He was … Read More

Loch Doon Spitfire Restored

A Spitfire recovered from the murky depths of a Scottish loch has been restored to its former glory, 35 years since it was found, writes … Read More

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