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The Spitfire was a low-wing monoplane that was first flown in 1936 and was first put into service with the Royal Air Force in 1938. It was modified continuously throughout the war to serve in a variety of roles: fighter (with notable success at high altitudes), fighter-bomber, and photo reconnaissance plane.

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The unsung plane that REALLY won the Battle of Britain

The Hawker Hurricane is a British single-seat fighter aircraft that was designed and predominantly built by Hawker Aircraft Ltd for the Royal Air Force (RAF). Although largely overshadowed by the Supermarine Spitfire, the aircraft became renowned during the Battle of Britain, accounting for 60% of the RAF's air victories in the battle, and served in all the major theatres of the Second World War.

Honoured: the WW1 pigeons who earned their wings

Honoured: the WW1 pigeons who earned their wings A new exhibition highlights the contribution made by messenger pigeons in both world wars, when they were credited with saving thousands of lives and altering the course of battles. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/world-war-one/10566025/Honoured-the-WW1-pigeons-who-earned-their-wings.html

3rd March 1943: A Stirling bomber in front of St Paul's Cathedral in the City during 'Wings for Victory' week, in an area cleared of bombed buildings. (Photo by Davis/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

Battle of Britain flypast June 2014, Tideswell Sun 22 June. A Hawker Hurricane will fly over the Village on Carnival Saturday 28th June. Be there early

Aces high: Re-built P-47 Thunderbolt to take to the skies in recreation of World War II dogfights 70 years ago

The P-47 Thunderbolt played a key role for American air force U.S. soldiers arrived in Britain to join the fight in Europe