First Night History celebrates 100 years of the Royal Air Force with this post from the Imperial War Museum.
1. SUPERMARINE SPITFIRE
The Spitfire was the iconic aircraft of the Battle of Britain and became the symbol of British defiance in the air. Designed by Reginald Mitchell, it had an advanced all-metal airframe, making it light and strong. It took longer to build than the Hurricane and was less sturdy, but it was faster and had a responsiveness which impressed all who flew it. Crucially, it was a match for…
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I watched some commemorations at Biggin Hill on BBC News today. Many were commenting that the Hurricane was the workhorse of the Battle of Britain, yet the Spitfire got all the glory.
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