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The Polish Air Force 1939- 40

On the 23rd August 1939, Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union signed the most treacherous treaty in the 20th Century: the Molotov- Ribbentrop Treaty. Within weeks Poland had been partitioned by Germany and the Soviets and the Polish Air Force fled. 549 more words


The Few.

On this day, 70 years ago, the most decisive day of the Battle of Britain took place.

Churchill’s famous quote afterwards is one that still resonates today. 331 more words

Current Affairs

RAF Shawbury Commemorates Battle Of Britain

Service personnel from RAF Shawbury have commemorated the Battle of Britain in a number of special events around Shropshire.

United Kingdom – The unit led the commemoration in Shrewsbury with a service in St Chad’s Church followed by a wreath laying ceremony in the Quarry. 307 more words

Fighter Aircraft

Bentley Priory and the Battle of Britain

Bentley Priory and the Battle of Britain

With  Battle of Britain Day being marked today, 15 September, I thought that readers might be interested in learning a little about the history of Bentley Priory in Stanmore, which now houses the recently-opened RAF Battle of Britain Museum. 151 more words

Far Flung London

UK Tour: A (Slight) Disappointment at Duxford

Having finished up (at the Steam Gala) in Norfolk we washed the soot from our hair and eyes, and headed south once more, toward Heathrow (so we could drop one of our traveling companions off for his journey home). 615 more words

UK Tour

Battle of Britain anniversary ceremony set for Ottawa next Sunday

The Royal Canadian Air Force in association with the Air Force Association of Canada, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, Vintage Wings of Canada, and the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum invites those in the Ottawa area to attend a Battle of Britain ceremony on Sunday. 739 more words

Defence Watch

Steam Locomotives of a Leisurely Era 1945 – Bulleid ‘West Country’ Pacifics - Southern Railway

Steam Locomotives of a Leisurely Era
1945 – Bulleid ‘West Country’ Pacifics
Southern Railway

A slightly smaller edition of the ‘Merchant Navy’ class, embodying all the same features. 102 more words

Chasewater Railway Museum