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Bomber Command Memorial vandalized again for the sixth time!

The Bomber Command Memorial in London’s Green Park has been vandalized with white paint overnight. It’s the sixth time the memorial has been a target of vandals after its revealing in 2012. The whole memorial including the 8 bomber crew statue has been stained. “The RAF Benevolent Fund is proud to serve as guardians of …

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Hurricane Polish RAF Fighters

TRAILER: Hurricane (2018) – Movie about the Polish RAF Fighters

Hurricane, David Blair’s newest war movie, will be released on September 7, 2018, in cinema and on digital platforms in the UK. Hurricane, a powerful and gripping World War 2 story about the Polish RAF fighters, is directed by David Blair (known for titles as The Messenger, Away and Accused) and ensembles an impressive cast including Iwan …

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Four Essential Book Recommendations for Spitfire Enthusiasts

Once you’ve been bitten by the Spitfire bug, it’s impossible to let go. The classic warplane is irresistible on every level, with inspirational stories abounding of its heroic deeds in the name of king and country. Nowadays, it’s rare to find one – there are only 238 surviving Spitfires in the world, of which a …

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Power Behind the Prop: A Look at World War 1 Aircraft Engines

In spite of recent technological advances in machinery, ground forces in the Great War still relied heavily on horses to transport men and material one horsepower at a time. By contrast, the gasoline engines used to power the various planes of the air war were each capable of generating hundreds of horsepower. Aircraft design came …

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Avro Lancaster Bomber

Avro Lancaster Bomber in 21 Extraordinary Photographs

The personnel required to keep one Avro Lancaster flying on operations, taken at Scampton, Lincolnshire. Front row (left to right); flying control officer, WAAF parachute packer, meteorological officer, seven aircrew (pilot and captain, navigator and observer, air bomber, flight engineer, wireless operator/air gunner and two air gunners): second row. Twelve flight maintenance crew (left to …

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Movie Polish 303 Fighter Squadron

Movie about Polish 303 Fighter Squadron (RAF) confirmed

The Polish Army Museum has held a press conference on April 14, 2016, in which they confirmed an upcoming movie about the Polish 303 Fighter Squadron of the Royal Air Force. The movie will be based on the book “303 Squadron: The Legendary Battle of Britain Fighter Squadron” by the late Polish writer Arkady Fiedler (1894-1985), who …

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"Hans Ulrich Rudel and his Stuka" diorama created by Bjørn Jacobsen

Some of the most Captivating War Dioramas

Invented in the 1820s by Louis Daguerre and Charles Marie Bouton, of daguerreotype photography fame, the diorama is a three-dimensional model of a realistic scene, frequently displayed against a painted background. Dioramas have been utilized to portray wildlife in natural habitats, historic events, famous battles, landscapes, or simply scenes of everyday life. The dioramas we will …

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The Spitfire Pilot who convinced his captors to be his prisoners

Peter During, a SAAF Spitfire Pilot during World War II, was shot down early 1945 and taken POW.. Only he convinced his captors to become his Prisoners! Peter’s service began in July 1942, when he joined the South African Air Force (SAAF) and was sent to No. 75 Air School, Lyttleton for ground and armoured cars …

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