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Top 10 blogs of 2015

We had lots of great blogs on our website in 2015. Below are our 10 favourites.

1. "Tell mother I'll be home for tea!" – the incredible story of the Spitfire going under the hammer – The story of Flying Officer Peter Cazenove who managed to escape his Spitfire after an attack from a Dornier 17-Z Bomber but was later captured and made a POW during WWII.

2. "Darling just got VC. Don't know why" – How Battle of Britain pilot Flight Lieutenant Eric "James" Brindley Nicolson came to be awarded the Victoria Cross.

3. Six-year-old Harry is a Christmas star – Young fundraiser Harry Orme tells us about the Christmas concert he organised in aid of our charity.

4. Brompton riders complete Paris to London challenge – Triumphant cheers as our riders of our Brompton Bicycle Challenge return from their epic cycle ride.

5. "Paying tribute to a hero" – Supporter Melanie Salisbury tells us why she decided to hold a Great British Sunday Lunch in memory of the late Dambuster Les Munro.

6. Living through the Blitz – 100 days of bombing – RAF veteran Fred Hammond explains what life in London was like during the Blitz.

7. The lucky Kiwi – A portrait of Battle of Britain Spitfire pilot Air Commodore Alan Christopher 'Al' Deere who was one of the RAF's leading aces during WWII.

8. Elizabeth's airfield tour challenge for the RAF Benevolent Fund – Supporter Elizabeth Halls on her fundraising challenge which saw her visit various RAF airfields in a 1935 Singer Le Mans sports car.

9. Why my wife and I loved "every minute" at Princess Marina House – Derek Whitaker, who did his National Service in the RAF, talks about his fond memories of visiting Princess Marina House with his late wife Mary.

10. "We knew we were fighting for our lives" – RAF veteran Stan Hartill tells us how morale amongst the pilots during the Battle of Britain remained high even though they realised there was little between them and the invading German Air Force.

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