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…
via 9 Iconic Aircraft From The Battle Of Britain | Imperial War Museums
As the Royal Air Force prepares to celebrate its centenary, Second World War Spitfire ace Allan Scott tells Dean Kirby why he is still flying high at the age of 96.
At his bungalow in the heart of rural Shropshire, Squadron Leader Allan Scott is gazing at a portrait of himself as a young man wearing the distinctive blue uniform of the Royal Air Force.
The face that beam’s back at the 96-year-old is…
via This Battle of Britain pilot is set to fly a Spitfire again at the age of 96 – The i – iweekend #26
Group Captain Sir Douglas Bader CBE, DSO & Bar, DFC & Bar
Back in nineteen seventy aged twenty-two, I returned here to the UK by sea aboard the Greek passenger liner RHMS Ellenis to see bot…
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