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P-47D Thunderbolt, Lt. Col. "Gabby" Gabreski, 61st FS, 56th FG, juin 1944 - Bravo Bravo Aviation

P-47D Thunderbolt, Lt. Col. "Gabby" Gabreski, 61st FS, 56th FG, juin 1944 - Bravo Bravo Aviation

On 27 May 1940, No 79 Squadron RAF made 2 patrols over the northern French coast. During the second, they came up against enemy fighters, with P/O Douglas G "Dugie" Clift (pictured) claiming an Me 110 near Furnes and F/O Frederick JL Duus another over Dunkirk on the first full day of the evacuation. Landing back at RAF Biggin Hill they began their move to RAF Digby.

On 27 May No 79 Squadron RAF made 2 patrols over the northern French…

Hurricane I's of 79 Squadron, at Gravesend

Hurricane I's of 79 Squadron, at Gravesend

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Taking off with No 79 Squadron RAF from RAF Biggin Hill at 08.25hrs on 28 August 1940 to operate from RAF Hawkinge, P/O Leofric T Bryant-Fenn (pictured) claimed a He 59 shared destroyed with F/O Edward J "Teddy" Morris and P/O Paul F Mayhew in mid-Channel at 11.50hrs. On the same morning, 20 minutes earlier, F/L Rupert FH Clerke, P/O George H "Neddy" Nelson-Edwards and P/O Brian R Noble of B Flight had found another floatplane in the same area, despatching it into the sea.

Taking off with No 79 Squadron RAF from RAF Biggin Hill at 08.25hrs on 28 August 1940 to operate from RAF Hawkinge, P/O Leofric T Bryant-Fenn (pictured) claimed a He 59 shared destroyed with F/O Edward J "Teddy" Morris and P/O Paul F Mayhew in mid-Channel at 11.50hrs. On the same morning, 20 minutes earlier, F/L Rupert FH Clerke, P/O George H "Neddy" Nelson-Edwards and P/O Brian R Noble of B Flight had found another floatplane in the same area, despatching it into the sea.

Following combat over RAF Biggin Hill at 09.30 on 31 August 1940, Hurricane Mk I NV-F bellied in a walled Elizabethan garden next to a country house near Oxted. Coming round, P/O George H Nelson-Edwards (far right) of No 79 Squadron RAF first recalled a parrot perched on the side of the cockpit, its wide open eyes blinking at him. Still dazed, the 22-year-old pilot noticed a human head and a hand stretching towards him proffering a cut glass tumbler of brandy from a tray.

Following combat over RAF Biggin Hill at 09.30 on 31 August 1940, Hurricane Mk I NV-F bellied in a walled Elizabethan garden next to a country house near Oxted. Coming round, P/O George H Nelson-Edwards (far right) of No 79 Squadron RAF first recalled a parrot perched on the side of the cockpit, its wide open eyes blinking at him. Still dazed, the 22-year-old pilot noticed a human head and a hand stretching towards him proffering a cut glass tumbler of brandy from a tray.

Spitfire Mk IXc EN315, S/L Stanislaw Skalski, Polisht Fighting Team, Tunisie, 1943.

Spitfire Mk IXc S/L Stanislaw Skalski, Polisht Fighting Team, Tunisie,

RAF, Spitfire Mk II, Operational Training Unit 61, RAF Rendal, novembre 1942 - premier Spitfire piloté par Pierre Clostermann.

RAF, Spitfire Mk II, Operational Training Unit 61, RAF Rendal, novembre 1942 - premier Spitfire piloté par Pierre Clostermann.