Battle of Britain 75 – Pt.12 – RAF Biggin Hill’s Day of Infamy, 30/08/40

The seven-week period from 18 August to October 1940 saw RAF Biggin Hill, Kent, facing the brunt of the Luftwaffe’s campaign against Fighter Command’s airfields in the southeast. In the course of the 16 bombing raids against the airfield, 43 people were killed and scores more wounded. Elliott Marsh looks at the events of 30 August 1940, during which dozens of men and women were killed in one brief raid by just nine German bombers.

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Airshow Review – Radom Airshow 2015

Radom has established itself as not only Poland’s biggest airshow, but one of the most highly anticipated events on the calendar. The 2015 edition did not disappoint and delivered one of the best modern military line-ups in Europe.

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Historic Aviation In Focus – Mikael Carlson’s Fokker D.VII

When the Armistice between the Allied forces and Germany was signed on 11 November 1918, the document identified just one aeroplane for surrender to the Allies out of the expansive German arsenal – the Fokker D.VII. Today, Mikael Carlson offers Elliott Marsh his impressions of manufacturing, flying and maintaining his immaculate reproduction Fokker.

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Military Exercise – Red Flag 15-3

The latest Red Flag exercise, Red Flag 15-3, took place for three weeks from 13 to 31 July at Nellis AFB, Nevada. This was a purely US exercise, involving units from the US Air Force, US Navy and US Marine Corps. Nearly 120 aircraft deployed to Nellis, some additional aircraft operated from their home base and a few Nellis-based aircraft also took part. Chris Wood reports from a hot and humid Nevada.

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