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ANZAC 2017 (5) - The Kiwi Who Saved Britain

The Kiwi Who Saved Britain – a documentary on Sir Keith Park who spearheaded the key RAF elements in the Battle for Britain.

South African sacrifice in The Battle of Britain - P/O Frederick Posener

P/O Frederick Hyam POSENER, born on the 11th August 1916 in East London South Africa, a Jewish lad, son of Jack and Cissie Posener.  His father was an insurance agent and the family traveled regularly between South Africa and the Great Britain.  494 more words

European Theatre - WW2

'Stapme' the handlebar moustached South African & Battle of Britain icon

Squadron Leader “Stapme” Stapleton DFC Dutch FC was born on May 12th 1920 in Durban, South Africa, he died on April 13th 2010, aged 89.  He was truly one of the most remarkable characters ever to fly for The Royal Air Force in the Battle of Britain, D Day and Operation Market Garden, as this Daily Telegraph “Aircrew Remembered” obituary column outlines: 1,255 more words

European Theatre - WW2

The odds great, The margin small, The stakes- infinite. Winston Churchill

Symbol in the smoke: Herbert Mason’s iconic photograph of St Paul’s dome emerging from the smoke of raging fires in surrounding streets.

Another perspective of the Battle of Britain.  34 more words


Airfix 1/72 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.I

Mask-meister Mal Mayfield joins the guest list today with his diminutive Spitfire Mk.I from the Airfix revised tooling. Mal has championed the cause of masks over decals for many years and can be rightly considered the hobby’s number one choice for custom masks. 306 more words

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South African Battle of Britain hero, G.D. Haysom DSO DFC

South African Durban High School Old Boy, Wing Commander Geoffrey David Leybourne Haysom DSO DFC, seen here during the Battle of Britain in the leading Hurricane. 501 more words

European Theatre - WW2

The Flying Officer, a short story by Sally Cronin

Reblogged from Smorgasbord:

The first time Patrick Walsh saw her, was as he wended his way slowly down the hill between the slow moving trucks on his motorbike. 228 more words