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An interview with the late Geoffrey Wellum

In this interview, the late Spitfire pilot Geoffrey Wellum recalled what it was like to take to the skies during the Battle of Britain.

"I have never forgotten my comrades"

The late Hurricane pilot Sqn Ldr Tony Pickering never forgot those he flew alongside during the Battle of Britain.

18 September 2015

"We could have lost the war"

The late Spitfire pilot Ken Wilkinson remembers how close Great Britain came to disaster during the Battle of Britain.

17 September 2015

The heroic John Hannah

While Fighter Command took on the Luftwaffe over Britain and the Channel, the airmen of Bomber Command were flying missions over Fortress Europe.

The important role the ground crew played in the Battle of Britain

The Late Battle of Britain veteran Stan Hartill worked as a member of the ground crew on the early Mark II Spitfires.

The ten rules of air fighting

Innovation and invention were key to the RAF's victory in the Battle of Britain during the Second World War. One such innovator was ace pilot Adolph Gysbert 'Sailor'…