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The Dowding System and the role of radar in the Battle of Britain

The Dowding System was the air defence network used during The Battle of Britain. It has been credited for giving Britain a critical advantage over Germany, as they…

Sue Holderness backs competition commemorating the Battle of Britain

We have launched a new competition inviting the public to write a script telling a fictional story based on the Battle of Britain, in which Royal Air Force pilots…

The Polish ace pilot who took the fight to Germany

By the end of the Battle of Britain the Poles had developed a fearsome reputation in combat, with 303 Squadron claiming the highest number of victories despite only…

The unsurpassed gallantry of 302 and 303 Squadron

The film Hurricane, which tells the tale of the bravery of the Polish Fighter Squadrons, was released in the UK in September 2018. Back then, inspired by the movie we…

Remembering the man who helped keep the Spitfires in the sky

Stan, who has died aged 97, was always humble about his contribution to the war effort, insisting he was 'just doing his job' but we remember his bravery and…

French honour for Battle of Britain veteran

When Stan Hartill joined the RAF at the age of 19 as a member of the RAF ground crew servicing Spitfires, he could never have known that over 75 years later he would be…