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Pilot Officer Adrian Francis Laws (10 August 1912–30 September 1940) was a British RAF pilot and flying ace during the Battle of Britain.
Advance airfield and forward airfield are military terms for a relatively primitive airfield used for refueling and re-arming air units as part of forward operations near the enemy.
Aeroplane (formerly Aeroplane Monthly) is a British magazine devoted to aviation, with a focus on aviation history and preservation.
The Airco DH.5 was a British First World War single-seat fighter aircraft designed specifically to replace the obsolete Airco DH.2.
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Flight Lieutenant Arthur Gerald "Art" Donahue DFC (29 January 1913 – 11 September 1942) was an American fighter pilot who volunteered to fly for the British Royal Air Force in World War II.
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The Avro 504 was a World War I biplane aircraft made by the Avro aircraft company and under licence by others.
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The Battle of Britain (German: Luftschlacht um England, literally "Air battle for England") is the name given to the Second World War air campaign waged by the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) against the United Kingdom during the summer and autumn of 1940.
The Battle of Cambrai (designated Battle of Cambrai, 1917 by the Battlefield Nomenclature Committee; also sometimes referred to as the First Battle of Cambrai) was a British offensive and German counter-offensive battle in the First World War.
The Battle of the Scheldt was a series of military operations by the Canadian First Army - consisting of Canadian, British and Polish formations - to open up the port of Antwerp so that it could be used to supply the Allies in north-west Europe.
Bedfordshire (or /ˈbɛdfədʃɪə/; abbreviated Beds.) is a county in the East of England.
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A biplane is a fixed-wing aircraft with two main wings stacked one above the other.
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The Bristol Blenheim is a British light bomber aircraft designed and built by the Bristol Aeroplane Company that was used extensively in the early days of the Second World War.
Captain Charles William Cudemore (born 19 November 1897, date of death unknown) was a World War I flying ace credited with 15 aerial victories.
Cornwall (or; Kernow) is a ceremonial county and unitary authority area of England within the United Kingdom.
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The de Havilland DH.103 Hornet is a twin-piston engined fighter aircraft that further exploited the wooden construction techniques pioneered by de Havilland's earlier Mosquito.
Wing Commander Dudley Lloyd-Evans (1895 – 20 March 1972) was a Welsh-born soldier and flying ace.
The Dunkirk evacuation, code-named Operation Dynamo, also known as the Miracle of Dunkirk, was the evacuation of Allied soldiers from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk, France, between 27 May and 4 June 1940, during World War II.
Duxford Aerodrome is located south of Cambridge, within the Parish of Duxford, Cambridgeshire, England and nearly west of the village.
East Anglia is an area in the East of England.
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Captain Edmund Roger Tempest DFC, MC (1894–1921) was a British First World War flying ace credited with 17 aerial victories.
Squadron Leader Edward Dawson Atkinson was a British First World War flying ace credited with a total of 10 aerial victories, won while serving in three different squadrons during the First World War.
Egypt (مِصر, مَصر), officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia, via a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula.
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Ethiopia (ኢትዮጵያ), officially known as the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, is a country located in the Horn of Africa.
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Evanton (Baile Eòghainn or Am Baile Ùr) is a large village in Easter Ross, in the Highland Council Area of Scotland.
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The Farman HF.20 and its derivatives were a family of reconnaissance aircraft produced in France shortly before and during the First World War.
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A flying ace is a military aviator credited with shooting down several enemy aircraft during aerial combat.
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Germany (Deutschland), officially the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland), is a federal parliamentary republic in western-central Europe.
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The Gloster Javelin was a twin-engined T-tailed delta-wing subsonic night and all-weather interceptor aircraft that served with Britain's Royal Air Force from the mid-1950s and until the late 1960s.
The Gloster Meteor was the first British jet fighter and the Allies' only operational jet aircraft during the Second World War.
The Hawker Hart was a British two-seater biplane light bomber aircraft of the Royal Air Force (RAF).
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Heliopolis (مصر الجديدة,,, "New Egypt") was a suburb outside Cairo, Egypt, which has since merged with Cairo as a district of the city.
Henlow is a village and civil parish in the district of Central Bedfordshire in Bedfordshire, England.
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The Home Fleet was a fleet of the Royal Navy that operated in the United Kingdom's territorial waters from 1902 with intervals until 1967.
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Ismailia (الإسماعيلية) is a city in north-eastern Egypt.
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James Anderson Slater, MC and Bar, DFC (27 November 1896 – 26 November 1925) was a British Flying Ace in World War I credited with 24 victories.
Squadron Leader James Joseph "Orange" O'Meara & Bar (20 February 1919 – 1974) was a Battle of Britain Spitfire ace with 11 kills, two shared victories, one unconfirmed destroyed, four probables, 11 damaged and one shared damaged.
Kenley is a district in the south of the London Borough of Croydon (Historically in Surrey).
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Leconfield is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England.
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Leeds East Airport Church Fenton, formerly known as RAF Church Fenton, is an airport and former Royal Air Force station located south east of Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, England and north west of Selby North Yorkshire, near the village of Church Fenton.
Leuchars Station is a British Army installation located in Leuchars, Fife, on the east coast of Scotland, near to the university town of St Andrews.
London Biggin Hill Airport is an operational general aviation airport at Biggin Hill in the London Borough of Bromley, located south-southeast of Central London.
The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II is a tandem two-seat, twin-engine, all-weather, long-range supersonic jet interceptor aircraft/fighter-bomber originally developed for the United States Navy by McDonnell Aircraft.
Mersa Matruh (also spelled Marsa Matruh and Marsa Matrouh; مرسى مطروح) is a Mediterranean seaport and the capital of the Matrouh Governorate in Egypt.
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Lieutenant General Pilot Baron Michel 'Mike' G. L. Donnet CdG, CVO, DFC (1 April 1917– 31 July 2013) was a Belgian pilot who served during World War II in the Belgian and British air forces.
MoD Boscombe Down is an aircraft testing site located at Amesbury in Wiltshire, England.
No 208 (Reserve) Squadron is at present a reserve unit of the Royal Air Force based at RAF Valley, Anglesey, Wales.
No. 60 (Reserve) Squadron of the Royal Air Force was formed in 1916 at Gosport. It is currently part of the Defence Helicopter Flying School based at RAF Shawbury in Shropshire. The Squadron crest is a markhor's head and was approved by King George VI in December 1937. Chosen to commemorate many years of service in North-West India, the markhor being a mountain goat frequenting the Khyber Pass. The horns of a markhor were presented to the Squadron in 1964.http://www.raf.mod.uk/organisation/60squadron.cfm Retrieved 16 February 2010. The Squadron motto is Per ardua ad aethera tendo - 'I strive through difficulties to the sky'.
Norfolk is a county in East Anglia.
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The Normandy landings (codenamed Operation Neptune) were the landing operations on 6 June 1944 (termed D-Day) of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II.
The North American Aviation P-51 Mustang is an American long-range, single-seat fighter and fighter-bomber used during World War II, the Korean War and other conflicts.
North Yorkshire is a county in England.
Operation Market Garden (17–25 September 1944) was an unsuccessful Allied military operation, fought in the Netherlands and Germany in the Second World War.
Phillip Scott Burge, (29 March 1895 – 24 July 1918) was a First World War fighter pilot and flying ace.
Piece of Cake is a six-part 1988 television series, depicting the life of a Royal Air Force fighter squadron from the day of the British entry into World War II through to one of the toughest days in the Battle of Britain (7 September 1940).
RAF Bomber Command controlled the RAF's bomber forces from 1936 to 1968.
Royal Air Force Coltishall, more commonly known as RAF Coltishall, is a former Royal Air Force station located North-North-East of Norwich, in the English county of Norfolk, East Anglia, which operated from 1938 to 2006.
Royal Air Force Coningsby or more simply RAF Coningsby, is a Royal Air Force station located south west of Horncastle, and north west of Boston, Lincolnshire, England.
RAF Horsham St Faith is a former Royal Air Force station near Norwich, Norfolk, England which was operational from 1939 to 1963.
RAF Linton-on-Ouse is a Royal Air Force station at Linton-on-Ouse in North Yorkshire, England, 10 miles north-west of York.
Royal Air Force Station Martlesham Heath or more simply RAF Martlesham Heath is a former Royal Air Force station located south west of Woodbridge, Suffolk, England.
RAF Narborough was a military aerodrome in Norfolk operated in the First World War.
Flying Officer Raimund Sanders Draper saved the lives of 650 students plus faculty in Sutton School in Hornchurch, Essex when his Spitfire plane's engine died and the plane went into a spin short of the nearby airfield on 24 March 1943 during the Second World War.
Major Ronald Saint Clair McClintock (13 July 1898 – 22 June 1922) was a British World War I flying ace credited with five aerial victories.
The Royal Air Force (RAF) is the United Kingdom's aerial warfare force.
Between 1911 and 1914, the Royal Aircraft Factory used the F.E.2 (Farman Experimental 2) designation for three quite different aircraft that shared only a common "Farman" pusher biplane layout.
The Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5 was a British biplane fighter aircraft of the First World War.
The Royal Flying Corps (RFC) was the air arm of the British Army before and during the First World War, until it merged with the Royal Naval Air Service on 1 April 1918 to form the Royal Air Force.
Scapa Flow viewed from its eastern end Scapa Flow is a body of water in the Orkney Islands, Scotland, United Kingdom, sheltered by the islands of Mainland, Graemsay, Burray,S.
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Scarab may refer to:;Beetles.
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Scotland (Scots:; Alba) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.
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The Second Italo-Ethiopian War, also referred to as the Second Italo-Abyssinian War, was a colonial war that started in October 1935 and ended in May 1936.
Sedgeford is a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk, about 6 km south of the North Sea and east of the Wash.
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The Sopwith Pup was a British single-seater biplane fighter aircraft built by the Sopwith Aviation Company.
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A squadron in air force, army aviation, or naval aviation is mainly a unit comprising a number of military aircraft and their aircrews, usually of the same type, typically with 12 to 24 aircraft, sometimes divided into three or four flights, depending on aircraft type and air force.
Suffolk is an East Anglian county of historic origin in England.
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The Supermarine Spitfire is a British single-seat fighter aircraft that was used by the Royal Air Force and many other Allied countries during and after the Second World War.
Tengah Air Base is a military airbase of the Republic of Singapore Air Force located at Tengah, in the western part of Singapore.
Thomas Rose, DFC, (27 January 1895 – 20 June 1968) was a British Flying Ace in World War I credited with 11 victories.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain, is a sovereign state in Europe.
Wing Commander William Hastings Farrow (30 March 1893 – date of death unknown) was a British World War I flying ace credited with 10 aerial victories.
Wing Commander (Wg Cdr in the RAF, the IAF, and the PAF, WGCDR in the RNZAF and RAAF, formerly sometimes W/C in all services) is a senior commissioned rank in the Royal Air Force and the air forces of many other Commonwealth countries, notably not including Canada.
World War I (WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War or the Great War, was a global war centered in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918.
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World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, though related conflicts began earlier.
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