This wartime colour film of Lancasters is the only known to exist. It is believed to be the only colour film made during WW2 concerning the RAF. It was de-classified under the "Thirty Year's Rule" in 1978. Viewed as a whole, the film reflects a full day of activity at a front line RAF Bomber...read more

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Brave and distinguished servicemen Flight Lieutenant Eric Clarke died at 102 in Doncaster (UK). He was part of the Bomber Command during World War II. As a RAF bomber’s crew member his role was as wireless operator and air gunner. He took part in 26 bombings...read more

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The control tower is a former RAF watch tower that was part of a night fighter station during the Second World War and we understand that this building is listed by English Heritage as a Scheduled Monument.

The airbase, originally planned in 1939 to be satellite of Chivenor, a Coastal...read more

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More warbirds now to commemorate fighter command during the Battle of Britain. A mass take off of Spitfires, Hurricanes and a Buchon all filling the skies over RAF Fairford. Whilst the formation gathered a Griffon powered Spitfire was in a dogfight with the Buchon before a mass of Merlin and...read more

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The restored Vickers Supermarine Spitfire Mark.1A, P9374, just one of two airworthy Mk.1 Spitfires, was sold on July 9th in auction by Christie’s (London), for a record $4.8...read more

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According to Radio Poland, the film tells the story of three friends who met at aviation school in Dęblin. Together, they survived the outbreak of World War II, and fled to the UK through Romania. Once in Great Britain, they...read more

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 Teniente) April 07, 2015
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The centrepiece of our official commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain at this summer's Royal International Air Tattoo will be formed by a mass flypast of warbirds.  

Featuring around 20 vintage aircraft, including some of the most exceptional historic...(find more about the event)

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 Teniente) March 11, 2015

Air power played a decisive role during the war. The German Luftwaffe was superior to most allied aircraft and dominated the skies until most of their more experienced pilots crashed on british soil and were inevitably captured. The newer pilots even with their technological advantage couldn't...read more

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Another quiet night for the RAF with only 51 bombers in the air on minelaying operations at Texel, Frisian Islands, Heligoland and the Baltic Sea. 27 Lancasters from 5 BG flew to the Baltic Sea, and R5679 was the only loss over enemy territory. The British service that listened to radio...read more

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