RAF – 100th Anniversary on Sunday

Martin Cole reminds us:

Never forget the RNAS who fought the Zeppelins and UBoats & then found they must in future stand for the Loyal Toast! A flavour of the era is in this video clip.

Britannia may have ruled the waves but she did a damned good job in the air too.

https://www.rafbf.org/

4 comments for “RAF – 100th Anniversary on Sunday

  1. Pcar
    March 29, 2018 at 10:20 pm

    Salute to our airmen.

    One injured pilot attacked and exploded a Zeplin over London. He was lucky to survive.

    His VC is one in Michael Ashcroft’s collection on display in Imperial War Museum:
    https://www.iwm.org.uk/events/lord-ashcroft-gallery-extraordinary-heroes

    Another:
    https://www.lordashcroft.com/2018/03/to-mark-the-centenary-of-the-raf-on-april-1-the-military-historian-lord-ashcroft-recalls-the-bravery-of-britains-most-decorated-great-war-pilot-edward-mick-mannock/

  2. Voice of Reason
    March 30, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    My last teacher in primary school was a Wing Commander in the Battle of Britain. I loved that guy.

  3. March 30, 2018 at 5:07 pm

    One of my all time favourite films.

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