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Tony was a pilot in 501 Squadron. He was 19 when he flew his first sortie in the Battle of Britain and this was after just a few practice flights.

Tony was a pilot in 501 Squadron. He was 19 when he flew his first sortie in the Battle of Britain and this was after just a few practice flights.

Bob Foster - Battle of Britain fighter pilot.

Bob Foster - Battle of Britain fighter pilot.

Paul Farnes is one of the surviving pilots from the Battle of Britain. He was awarded 8 kills and a DFM. We spent an hour talking to him about his experiences.

Paul Farnes is one of the surviving pilots from the Battle of Britain. He was awarded 8 kills and a DFM. We spent an hour talking to him about his experiences.

Michael Wainwright is one of the Battle of Britain fighter pilots we filmed with the help of the Roger De Haan trust and Group Captain Patrick Tootal. This is just a taste of the interview...

Michael Wainwright is one of the Battle of Britain fighter pilots we filmed with the help of the Roger De Haan trust and Group Captain Patrick Tootal. This is just a taste of the interview...

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. He was 99 at the time.

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.

S/L Kenneth BB "Bing" Cross (left) sits on the wing of Hurricane Mk I LK-O with pilots of No 46 Squadron RAF at RAF Digby on 2 November 1939, following a visit of King George VI to the station. While the royal inspection was still underway, the pilots were ordered to its forward base at RAF North Coates, from which they returned the same evening, with the exception of Red Section. The aircraft from No 87 Squadron RAF was collected by a pilot from the Ferry Pool and flown for service in…

S/L Kenneth BB "Bing" Cross (left) sits on the wing of Hurricane Mk I LK-O with pilots of No 46 Squadron RAF at RAF Digby on 2 November 1939, following a visit of King George VI to the station. While the royal inspection was still underway, the pilots were ordered to its forward base at RAF North Coates, from which they returned the same evening, with the exception of Red Section. The aircraft from No 87 Squadron RAF was collected by a pilot from the Ferry Pool and flown for service in…

Wing Commander Lance Cleo "Wildcat" Wade DSO, DFC & Two Bars (1915 – 12 January 1944) was an American pilot who joined the Royal Air Force (RAF) during World War II and became a flying ace. He remained with RAF until his death in a flying accident in 1944 in Italy. In 30 fights for which he made claims he was credited with 23 victories (including two shared), one probable, and 13 damaged.

Wing Commander Lance Cleo "Wildcat" Wade DSO, DFC & Two Bars (1915 – 12 January 1944) was an American pilot who joined the Royal Air Force (RAF) during World War II and became a flying ace. He remained with RAF until his death in a flying accident in 1944 in Italy. In 30 fights for which he made claims he was credited with 23 victories (including two shared), one probable, and 13 damaged.

Quote of the day, June 9, 2013: “Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth,  And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings” - An aviator and a poet, John Gillespie Magee Jr. was born to missionaries in Shanghai, 91 years ago (June 9, 1922). His poem, High Flight, is still memorized by cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy today.

Quote of the day, June 9, 2013: “Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings” - An aviator and a poet, John Gillespie Magee Jr. was born to missionaries in Shanghai, 91 years ago (June 9, 1922). His poem, High Flight, is still memorized by cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy today.

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