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Eric ‘Winkle’ Brown: The RAF man who seemed not to notice danger
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Eric ‘Winkle’ Brown: The RAF man who seemed not to notice danger

Brown’s exploits run through some of the most momentous events of world history. He was at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, he interrogated Hermann Goering, helped liberate the Belsen concentration camp and by chance managed to sing with the Glenn Miller band. But his greatest achievements were as a Royal Navy […]

WWII enthusiast spends six months getting famous battle scenes inked on his back
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WWII enthusiast spends six months getting famous battle scenes inked on his back

A Second World War enthusiast endured 42 hours of pain to have two of the conflict’s most famous battles inked on his back – for his first ever tattoo. Jason Roff, from Bournemouth, Dorset, spent £1,500 having the elaborate portrayal of the Battle of Britain and the Battle of Villers-Bocage […]

Man obsessed with RAF grandfather’s WW2 bomber crash in German forest discovers wrecked plane after painstaking research
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Man obsessed with RAF grandfather’s WW2 bomber crash in German forest discovers wrecked plane after painstaking research

A man who was fascinated with his grandfather’s plane crash behind enemy lines during the Second World War has tracked down the wreckage in a forest in Germany after years of research. Front gunner Leslie Davenport, from Birmingham, was on a raid over Berlin on September 7, 1941 – one of […]

Last Remaining Lancaster Bombers Perform Tribute Flight
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Last Remaining Lancaster Bombers Perform Tribute Flight

Of the numerous Lancaster bombers that flew during the Second World War, two remain which are still capable of flight. These two aircraft recently flew together in honor of the famous Dambusters raid. Thousands of spectators gathered in order to witness the honorary flight of the two surviving Lancaster bombers, […]

Luftwaffe night fighter scores four RAF Lancasters
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Luftwaffe night fighter scores four RAF Lancasters

On the night of 27th January RAF Bomber Command were headed in strength for Berlin again, with 515 Lancaster bombers. So many factors decided how many of them would get through to bomb and back home safely. Much depended on the weather and the visibility, whether various feints, radar jamming […]

Luxury Homes Made from WWII Bunker
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Luxury Homes Made from WWII Bunker

At the site of a former RAF base in Oxfordshire, a WWII bunker has been renovated in order to create two high-cost luxury homes. Each of the homes costs nearly half a million pounds, having been refurbished to create a very different atmosphere than what one might generally associate with […]

Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla Attends Battle of Britain Memorial
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Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla Attends Battle of Britain Memorial

Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla were some of the special guest in attendance of this year’s Battle of Britain Fighter Association service of thanksgiving and rededication that took place at Westminster Abbey. Other people that attended the ceremony were the families of the military men who lost their lives in […]

OPERATION HURRICANE – Review by Mark Barnes
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OPERATION HURRICANE – Review by Mark Barnes

Operation Hurricane was conceived as a mission to deal with as yet insufficiently damaged German industrial cities. It fitted in perfectly with Arthur Harris’ strategy of attacking the heartlands of the Reich. The city of Duisburg bore the brunt of the assault that took place on 14th and 15th October […]

Our Land at War – Review by Phil Hodges
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Our Land at War – Review by Phil Hodges

I turned forty last month, hardly the time for a walking stick and a pipe but I do have a favourite chair and cushion in my house that I fight over regularly with my Jack Russell terrier King George. I don’t know if I’m getting grumpy in my old age but […]

BRITISH AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURERS: Review by Mark Barnes
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BRITISH AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURERS: Review by Mark Barnes

Sticking to my tried and tested formula of nostalgic whimsy, I could wax lyrical about the glory days of the aviation industry in the UK and cite the books I have read which are on message such as Empire of the Clouds by James Hamilton-Paterson. But where would that leave […]