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Spitfire In The Air

A Supermarine Mk XIV Spitfire doing a fly by at the Palm Springs Air Museum yesterday. The British fighter made famous in the Battle Of Britain in World War II, this specific plane carries the paint scheme of the Indian Air Force. 110 more words

Extracts from the late Lord Bowden of Chesterfield

The following extracts were sent in by the children of the late Lord Bowden of Chesterfield (Dr. B.V. Bowden) who worked with radar during WW2 and with Robert Watson-Watt in the post war period… 798 more words

Radar Pioneer


I’ve always had this fear of dropping out of existence, of going into the void. It’s a fear I share with many other human beings but which we manage to keep secret most of the time. 1,852 more words


Book Reviews

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1. BRITAIN AT WAR 1939 to 1945 What was life like during the war? 445 more words

Short Stories

Legends of the Air: WWII Allied

As evidenced in earlier posts, I have a soft spot for airplanes and a particular obsession with all things World War II. WWII airplanes are some of the most legendary in the world, this great conflict giving rise to revolutionary new designs and inspired ideas in the realm of aviation. 1,422 more words


Visit Lincolnshire

I live in the lovely village of Minting in Lincolnshire and regularly view Battle of Britain aircraft flying over my home.  I’m ex (W)RAF and find this really exciting as does my husband who lived in RAF officers quarters, my father-in-law is now retired. 338 more words


History from a Dizzy Height

I don’t suppose I was greatly missed over the last four days,but in case I was!!! please let me explain.  On Sunday morning at church a wave of dizziness swept over me, I managed to drive home but spent the rest of the day very quietly. 397 more words