Battle of Britain day

September 15, 2012

Today, the 15th of September, is the day known as Battle of Britain day. Although Fighter Command didn't realised it at the time, this battle was identified by historians as the day on which they effectively won ... The Battle of Britain.



Let's take a moment to remember the fallen heroes and those who achieved Victory.

     A formation of Supermarine Spitfire Mark IIAs of No. 303 Polish Fighter Squadron RAF dip their wings as they pass the       saluting base during a visit by the Polish President, Władysław Raczkiewicz, to Northolt, Middlesex.
Image source: http://www.iwm.org.uk



Ready for action: RAF fighter pilots respond to the scramble.


Hurricane over Dover.

Coventry Blitz. November 15, 1940.

Czechoslovak pilots of No. 310 (Czechoslovak) Squadron RAF and their British flight commanders grouped in front of Hawker Hurricane Mark I, P3143 'NN-D', at Duxford, Cambridgeshire, 7 September 1940.

Hawker Hurricanes of No. 85 Squadron RAF, October 1940.

Battle of Britain victory pint.

Never was so much owed by so many to so few.



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  1. Wonderful photos, thank you for reminding me about this date xxx

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