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🇬🇧 Gun camera footage from a Spitfire Mk I f…

🇬🇧 Gun camera footage from a Spitfire Mk I fighter of No. 609 Squadron RAF, showing its tracer ammunition hitting a German He III aircraft over Filton, Bristol, England, United Kingdom, 25 Sep 1940.
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Identification Code 4700-16 CH 1823] #history #ww2 #raf #uk #british
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🇬🇧🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿British fighter Ace Wing Cdr…

🇬🇧🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿British fighter Ace Wing Cdr Thomas “Ginger” Neil died on Wednesday evening (11 July), just three days before his 98th birthday. Neil flew Hurricanes with No 249 Squadron throughout the Battle of Britain.

A pre-war member of the RAFVR, he is credited with having destroyed more than 17 enemy aircraft, most of them during the Battle. He went on to see further action in Malta with No 249 Squadron.

Wing Cdr Neil returned to the UK to fly Spitfires over the Channel and elsewhere during 1943. Attached to the American 9th Air Force in 1944, he took part in the invasion of Normandy and remained with the USAAF until the Allies reached the German border. He later saw action in Burma.

After the war, Wing Cdr Neil spent four years as a service test pilot. He has flown more than 100 types of aircraft.

Wing Cdr Neil leaves three married sons, Terence, Patrick and Ian. His wife Eileen died in 2014. [Photo & Caption via The Battle of Britain Memorial] #history #wwii #ww2 #england #raf #uk #british

🇬🇧 K9795, the 9th production Mk I Supermarin…

🇬🇧 K9795, the 9th production Mk I Supermarine Spitfire, with 19 Squadron Royal Air Force, showing the wooden, two-blade, fixed-pitch propeller, early ‘unblown’ canopy and ‘wraparound’ windscreen without the bulletproof glass plate. The original style of aerial mast is also fitted. 1938. [Photo CH 27 / Imperial War Museum] #ww2 #raf #uk #history #spitfire

Lancasters, taken by John Dibbs.

Lancasters, taken by John Dibbs.

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The unmistakable beauty of the Spitfire. 

The unmistakable beauty of the Spitfire. 

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?? Royal Air Force: Second Tactical Air Force, 1943-1945. Looks…

?? Royal Air Force: Second Tactical Air Force, 1943-1945. Looks like it’s payday. Nice desk. ? [Imperial War Museum / © IWM (CL 296)] #war #history #vintage #retro #guns #gun #ww2 #40s #tank #tanks #1940s #military #battle #warrior #warriors #combat #campaign #battles #wwii #worldwartwo #raf #uk #british