After surviving the Blitz as a teenaged boy, there was only one thing on Fred Hammond's mind when he turned 17 – join the RAF!
German pilots attacking from France often flew straight into a swarm of British fighters, who seemingly were waiting for the attack and deprived the enemy of the element of surprise.
For some Victory in Japan was a more muted celebration, in contrast to the jubilation of Victory in Europe Day. WAAF air woman Joan Fraser tells her story.
For troops like Corporal Ron Short, fighting on the Eastern Front, the declaration of peace on VJ Day on August 15 signalled real change.
World War Two veteran Cpl Ron Short remembers while VE Day celebrations took place in Europe, the fighting continued in the Far East.
Richard McDermott, of Greatford, will tackle the 240-mile challenge to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund.
Sgt Chris Hayward jumped at the chance to take part in his first ever fundraiser and raise cash for the RAF's leading welfare charity, the RAF Benevolent Fund.
Gary Hewett, Julian Gallivan, Laurence Kemble and Jacqui O'Reilly will team up to swim the 25 miles across the Channel from Dover to Calais and just a few weeks later Gary and Julian will cycle in the opposite direction from Paris to London!
Germany's underestimation of the strength of the RAF's fleet of fighter planes proved to be key in fight for air supremacy during the Second World War.
While Sir Hugh Dowding controlled the RAF's air defence in the Battle of Britain day to day, it was Keith Park who controlled it hour by hour.