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Remembering the airmen of the Great Escape

On the night of March 24, 1944 and into the early hours of the next morning, 76 allied airmen from  German Prisoner of War camp, the Stalag Luft III, made their way…

RAF Spitfire 7s take on epic cycle from Poland to Kent

Five members of the RAF Spitfire 7s committee switched scrums for saddles to cycle from Poland to Kent to mark the 75th anniversary of the Great Escape.

Airmen of the Great Escape remembered 75 years on

What makes the Great Escape from North Compound, Stalag Luft III in March 1944 so remarkable? The sheer audacity of the incarcerated airmen, their ambition and the scale…

"Without the film, who'd remember the 50 who were murdered?"

Of the 76 who escaped from Stalag Luft III, 50 were handed over to the Gestapo and shot dead. Former PoW Charles Clarke tells us how The Great Escape film has helped…

"The plan was for 200 men to get out"

In an interview with the late RAF veteran Jack Lyon, he explains how the PoWs at Stalag Luft III were split into three groups as they carefully planned their escape.

"Big X – one of the greatest of his generation"

The mastermind of the Great Escape was Squadron Leader Roger Bushell. Described by his Commanding Officer as 'one of the greatest of his generation', Bushell was born…