The 15 September 1940 was officially named Battle of Britain Day as it was the day when RAF Fighter Command claimed what proved to be a decisive victory over the German Luftwaffe.
On this site you can learn more about the Battle and find out about the defining moments of the conflict on our Battle timeline. You can also watch our video interviews with RAF veterans who took part and read our exclusive Battle of Britain blogs.
Alexandra Kent knew as a child that her father John 'Johnny' Kent was a celebrated Battle of Britain pilot and successful test pilot.
"Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings..." So begins 'High Flight,' perhaps the most renowned aviation poem, written by Pilot Officer John Gillespie Magee, Jr, in August 1941.
Battle of Britain veteran Stan Hartill has been awarded France's highest decoration – the Legion d'honneur.
Watch our videos that include interviews with Battle of Britain veterans who share their memories of the Battle.