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Realm and Empire: Informed by uniforms

It’s a known fact that much of the menswear styling we see today is based on styles originally developed for military applications. It might initially seem quite odd that the military should have an influence on civilian menswear, until you consider that while a uniform is to a large extent about function, it also has an element of looks about it.  751 more words


A Close Call

Having volunteered to set the fuse to blow up the bridge, I was convinced this would be the end of me.  The Captain said to me, ‘ 607 more words

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The Capture of Fiat CR.42 "MM5701/95-13"

The legend of the Battle of Britain tells the story of a handful of RAF pilots battling swarms of German aircraft and fighters. A little known part of the story however is that Mussolini’s air force also contributed aircraft to the campaign albeit briefly and with limited success. 165 more words


RAF Association - Job Vacancy

BATTLE OF BRITAIN PROJECT MANAGER. Full time – Leicester – 12 months fixed term contract £25,085-£27,872. Closing date for… More information


What the Luftwaffe failed to do, the local council have finally managed.

Many of Britain’s airfields have hung on desperately to a small corner of history. Hawkinge is sadly one of those that has been buried deep beneath housing, schools and shops. 216 more words


Polish Fighter Ace Turned a V1 on its back.

The first V1 for 315 sqn was shot down by Flt Sgt Jankowski at 13:10 on July 11th. There were three more the following day and several others would meet similar fates.

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"With Wings Like Eagles, A History of the Battle of Britain", by Michael Korda, 2009

The five month period of May to October 1940 was pivotal in determining whether Britain would fall to Germany from the massive air assault by the Luftwaffe in preparation for a pending invasion. 533 more words