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Added during 2011

2011-03-30

Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) – B.88 near the town of Heesch, in Noord-Brabant, the southern part of Holland, was the 88th airfield on the ...

2011-03-23

Here is one of those wartime photographs which at first glance raise more questions than answers. What we have here is a very anonymous photo-reconnaissance Spitfire, unidentified machine of an unidentified unit...

2011-03-07

Last weekend marked the 75th Anniversary of the Spitfire. On 5 March 1936, the yet unnamed prototype of Mitchell’s elegant new fighter took off ...

2011-01-28

An entirely new Spitfire squadron is to be formed in Enstone, Oxfordshire...

Added during 2010

2010-06-10

Operation Torch, the Allied landings in North Africa, was followed by the Battle of Bone, a fierce aerial conflict which curiously remains one of the lesser known aerial battles of World War II.

2010-04-30

Contemporary public reactions to the spectacle of the Battle of Britain - traced by Brett Holman.

2010-04-12

“The donor of £5,000 is entitled to name an aircraft. So long as it remains in service it bears that name; when its life ...

2010-04-12

England, 1942. Sqn/Ldr Don Andrews, the CO of No. 453 Squadron RAAF, pictured with his dog, named Sprog. [Jack Yarra, via Australian War Memorial] ...

2010-04-12

The biggest Airfix Spitfire model ever, assembled and painted, is rolled out from the hangar at Cosford The Airfix Spitfire made its way to ...

2010-04-12

This is the front cover of a book by J. M. Spaight on British airpower, called The Sky’s the Limit. It was published in ...