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Leonard ‘Tich’ Rochford achieved twenty-nine victories as a fighter pilot during the Great War. His genuinely lovely account of his war service was first...

During the Second World War all sides participated in the bombing of civilians. In some instances they were the target of the raids, in...

When the Fuhrer gave the marching orders on May 10th 1940, the German forces seemed unstoppable from invading and occupying most of Europe as...
Battle of Britain veteran

Wing Commander Tom Neil served with the Royal Air Force during the Battle of Britain 75 years ago. Now he has launched a...

The Battle of Britain is one of the most well-known and iconic battles of World War Two. This year is the 75th anniversary of...

On 3 December 1945, Brown became the first pilot to land on and (pictured) take-off from an aircraft carrier (HMS Ocean) in a jet...

Many thanks go to Doug Banks and his team – the masters of colourisation.  The beauty of these colourised images is that colour, allows...
Cold War Vulcan

The UK’s last Cold War Vulcan bomber is to be grounded after this summer. During the Cold War from the 1950s to the...
Reckless Rex

A World War One Royal Air Force pilot known as Reckless Rex is being honoured in his hometown of Exmouth in Devon, in...

Flight Sergeant Nicholas Stephen Alkemade (1922–1987) was a rear gunner in Royal Air Force Avro Lancaster heavy bombers during World War II, who survived—without...