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Stan Overend always believed he had salt in his veins so he was gutted when he was unable to join the Navy and had to settle for the RAF. In fact the sea did come a calling and he ended up in 67 Squadron, Air Sea Rescue. On his first rescue operation he starts to think the RAF was probably a safer option when he is almost drowned at sea.

Stan Overend always believed he had salt in his veins so he was gutted when he was unable to join the Navy and had to settle for the RAF. In fact the sea did come a calling and he ended up in 67 Squadron, Air Sea Rescue. On his first rescue operation he starts to think the RAF was probably a safer option when he is almost drowned at sea.

Paul Farnes is one of the surviving pilots from the Battle of Britain. He was awarded 8 kills and a DFM. We spent an hour talking to him about his experiences.

Paul Farnes is one of the surviving pilots from the Battle of Britain. He was awarded 8 kills and a DFM. We spent an hour talking to him about his experiences.

Tom was just 19 when he piloted his Hurricane in the Battle of Britain. He then went onto Malta where conditions were far worse for him and his squadron.

Tom was just 19 when he piloted his Hurricane in the Battle of Britain. He then went onto Malta where conditions were far worse for him and his squadron.

Tony was a pilot in 501 Squadron. He was 19 when he flew his first sortie in the Battle of Britain and this was after just a few practice flights.

Tony was a pilot in 501 Squadron. He was 19 when he flew his first sortie in the Battle of Britain and this was after just a few practice flights.

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