• Jimmy Corbin

    How we helped the family of Battle of Britain pilot Jimmy Corbin

    19 September 2014 - Battle of Britain pilot Jimmy Corbin DFC was made a Freeman of Maidstone in 2010, only the 38th person to be honoured in more than a century. After his death in 2012, the RAF Benevolent Fund was able to help Jimmy's wife, Jeanne, who after being diagnosed with Alzheimer's, was finding it more and more difficult to cope at home. Jimmy’s daughter Margot explains how we helped her family during a very difficult time.

  • Jimmy Corbin

    Remembering Battle of Britain pilot Jimmy Corbin

    18 September 2014 - Flight Lieutenant Jimmy Corbin DFC had just 29 hours' flying time in the Spitfire when he joined No. 66 Squadron during the Battle of Britain. Jimmy sadly passed away in 2012 but his youngest daughter, Margot, shares some memories of her heroic father who was the last of the ten Battle of Britain Spitfire pilots, known as Churchill’s 'The Few'.

  • Bob Foster learning to fly

    "Goering underestimated the strength and resilience of Fighter Command"

    17 September 2014 - The late Wing Commander Bob Foster gives his reasons for why the RAF ultimately defeated the Luftwaffe in the skies above Britain.

  • Squadron Leader Nigel Rose

    The Spitfire was "something out of this world"

    16 September 2014 - In an exclusive interview with the RAF Benevolent Fund, Spitfire pilot and Battle of Britain veteran Squadron Leader Nigel Rose reveals his feelings about flying the Spitfire.

  • Bob Foster learning to fly

    "We flew into the evening sun when the East End was burning"

    15 September 2014 - The late Hurricane pilot Wing Commander Bob Foster describes to us how he and his squadron (605) joined the Battle on one of its most decisive days.

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