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Living through the Blitz – 100 days of bombing

The late Fred Hammond was just a teenager during WWII when Hitler switched tactics and began to rain bombs down on British cities. In this blog, Fred described what it…

The Wakefield Appeal

Winston Churchill wasn't the only man to pay tribute to the bravery of 'The Few' during the Battle of Britain.

4 September 2015

Crossing borders to fight the Nazi regime

Sergeant Josef František flew with No. 303 Squadron becoming one of the top Battle of Britain pilots with 17 kills in the 27 days in which he was operational.

1 September 2015
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WAAF trio decorated for Battle of Britain bravery

Three women were recognised for their courageous conduct in the aftermath of a deadly air raid during the Battle of Britain.

The lucky Arthur John Banham

Arthur John Banham joined the RAF in 1935 and at the start of the Battle of Britain flew the Boulton Paul Defiant.

"We knew we were fighting for our lives"

The Late RAF veteran Stan Hartill joined 609 Squadron aged 19 and was looking after Spitfires at Middle Wallop for one week when the Battle of Britain broke out.