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RAF Salute - Battle of Britain  9781910415337


RAF Salute - Battle of Britain (Key Publishing 9781910415337)

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Category:Aviation Books
Subcategory:Aviation Magazin
ISBN/Box:9781910415337
Publisher:Key Publishing
Format:a4
No. Pages:98
Version:sb
Language:English
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This product was added to our database on Thursday 2 july 2015.


Category Aviation Books, Subcategory Aviation Magazin, ISBN/Box 9781910415337, Publisher Key Publishing, Format a4, No. Pages 98, Version sb, Language English

Timeline 1940
Although it was massively engaged in fending off the threat of invasion during the Battle of Britain, the RAF was also embroiled in desperate combat in the Mediterranean and North African theatres

Denmark to Dunkirk
Ill prepared to meet the rushing onslaught of Nazi supremacy, the RAF fought valiantly to stem the blitzkrieg sweeping Western Europe in the spring of 1940. Colonel Douglas C Dildy, USAF (Retd) explains

The Commanders
Air Commodore Graham Pitchfork (Retd) tells the stories of Dowding, Park and Leigh-Mallory, the key commanders at the head of the Battle of Britain defence

Battle Joined
Colonel Douglas C Dildy, USAF (Retd) charts the Battle’s course

Air Defence: 2015
Flight Lieutenant Lucy Williams, an Aerospace Battle Manager at RAF Boulmer, describes today’s UK air defence system

Air Defence: 1940
The Air Historical Branch’s Seb Cox describes the Dowding System and its vital contribution to victory

Synchro 75
Flight Lieutenants Antony ‘Parky’ Parkinson and Ben Westoby-Brooks are flying a Typhoon/Spitfire Synchro display at venues up and down the UK to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle. Paul E Eden talked to them about the routine, their motivation and a very special Typhoon

For Valour 1940
The desperate days of 1940 saw acts of tremendous courage. Air Commodore Graham Pitchfork (Retd) tells the stories of the RAF’s five Victoria Cross recipients Fighter Stations Old and New Paul E Eden looks at RAF Lossiemouth, the UK’s newest fighter station, and IWM Duxford, a typical Battle of Britain airfield that remains largely unaltered today

WAAFs at War
The Women’s Auxiliary Air Force placed female personnel on the frontline for the first time in RAF history

The World of the Few
Geoff Simpson, a trustee of the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust, delves into the peculiar world of the ‘Few’

A Very Special Spitfire
Squadron Leader Clive Rowley MBE RAF (Retd) tells the story of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight’s Spitfire Mk IIA, the Battle’s only airworthy Spitfire veteran

The Many Behind the Few
Ground crew and other personnel at RAF fighter stations found themselves under attack and well and truly on the frontline during the Battle of Britain, as Stuart Hadaway of the Air Historical Branch (RAF) explains

Spitfire Down!
Although it survived to fly again, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight’s Spitfire Mk IIA was shot down in the closing stages of the Battle of Britain, as Squadron Leader Clive Rowley MBE RAF (Retd) reveals

First In All Things
Very few of the Battle of Britain squadrons remain operational in the same role. As Paul E Eden discovered, 1 (Fighter) Squadron is a notable exception, continuing its air defence mission with the Eurofighter Typhoon

Reserves on the Frontline
Then as now, the RAF’s Reserve strength was of critical importance to its success, as trustee of the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust, Geoff Simpson reports

Training to Fly, Then… and Now
Air Commodore Graham Pitchfork (Retd) and Wing Commander Chris Cartmell, Officer Commanding (Reserve) Squadron, examine and describe RAF flying training in 1940 and today



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