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Tony Iveson gives a truly amazing account of his distinguished career in the RAF. He was one of the few pilots to fly in both fighter and bomber command and was awarded the DFC for his efforts.

Tony Iveson gives a truly amazing account of his distinguished career in the RAF. He was one of the few pilots to fly in both fighter and bomber command and was awarded the DFC for his efforts.

A Spitfire (front) and a Hurricane patrolling the coast during the Battle of Britain, in 1940. The RAF relied on these fighters to confront the huge waves of German bombers and fighters that attacked Britain from Norway, France and the Netherlands during August and September. Though severely outnumbered, British pilots managed to inflict considerable losses to the German air force, finally forcing the German command to postpone the invasion of Britain; they'd turn later to find hell in the…

beautifulwarbirds: “The holders of the line during the Battle of Britain. The spitfire and Hurricane fighters valiantly attacked the waves of German fighters and bombers.

Beautiful color image of the German Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-5 fighters, of Fighter Squadron JG54, during flight, 1943.

Beautiful color image of the German Focke-Wulf Fw fighters, of Fighter Squadron during flight, 1943

#TuesNews Happy Birthday to Roald Dahl! This very talented author wasn't only recognised for his fantastic novels but also for his bravery as an RAF Fighter Pilot during the Second World War. #100YearsAnniversary #RoaldDahlDay

1944 British author, fighter pilot and screenwriter Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, BFG, James and the Giant Peach and many more) was in the RAF.

Ed Meddings saw action in WWII and then flew on the Berlin Airlift. A modest man he gives a detailed account of his experiences as a pilot initially with Coastal Command and then on the Airlift.

Ed Meddings saw action in WWII and then flew on the Berlin Airlift. A modest man he gives a detailed account of his experiences as a pilot initially with Coastal Command and then on the Airlift.

As Technical Adjutant at RAF Gatow, Gerald White gives a unique personal insight into life on the Berlin Airlift.

As Technical Adjutant at RAF Gatow, Gerald White gives a unique personal insight into life on the Berlin Airlift.

Bernard offers an amusing and insightful take on conscription in the fifties. He secured himself a place in the RAF in air craft movements at Beachy Head but was very nearly Court Marshalled after a Viscount commercial airliner was mistaken for a Russian spy plane.

Bernard offers an amusing and insightful take on conscription in the fifties. He secured himself a place in the RAF in air craft movements at Beachy Head but was very nearly Court Marshalled after a Viscount commercial airliner was mistaken for a Russian spy plane.

William Walker was the oldest surviving veteran of the Battle of Britain. In March 2012 he gave an amazingly lucid and detailed account of his RAF service. He was 99 at the time.

William Walker was the oldest surviving veteran of the Battle of Britain. In March 2012 he gave an amazingly lucid and detailed account of his RAF service.

Candy Bombers Remembered - YouTube

Incredible story depicting extraordinary achievements by ordinary people. These stories are everywhere you look in the past and present. There is greatness in everyone.

Alan Hewett was an Aircraft engineer based at RAF Luffenham. It was a hub of activity servicing planes for the Berlin Airlift.

Alan Hewett was an Aircraft engineer based at RAF Luffenham. It was a hub of activity servicing planes for the Berlin Airlift.

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