Today marks the start of The Battle of Britain, the major air campaign fought over southern England in the summer and autumn of 1940.
The Royal Air Force victory in the Battle of Britain turned the tide of WW2, and gave us the future we now live. We owe a debt of gratitude to those who fought a huge team effort, in our defence and for our liberty. Ever since the Battle of Britain until the present day, the RAF has continued to mount a constant vigil in defence of UK airspace, in aid of our friends and interests around the world and in over-watch of our troops deployed in harm’s way. The aircraft, the technology and the training are now very different to 1940. However, the courage, professionalism and teamwork of Royal Air Force personnel, as they project “Airpower” all endure!