Airshow Review – Flying Legends 2015

Another superb edition of the Flying Legends airshow was staged at IWM Duxford, UK, over the weekend of 11 – 12 July 2015.  Elliott Marsh was there for GAR. What began as a single day air display in 1993 has organically grown into an internationally renowned brand. ... read more

Battle of Britain 75 – Pt.11 – Their Finest Hour

Following the evacuation from Dunkirk, the UK braced itself for Adolf Hitler’s next move. Germany now turned its attention towards defeating the Royal Air Force in anticipation of an invasion. As GAR shifts its focus to the Battle of Britain from July to October 1940, Elliott Marsh offers an overview of the conflict’s key events as a prelude to our in-depth series of articles exploring the air war in detail.

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Airshow Review – RAF Cosford Airshow 2015

With RAF Waddington undergoing runway resurfacing work, 2015 sees just one Royal Air Force airshow. It was the turn of RAF Cosford to step up to the plate and deliver one of the biggest events on the UK calendar. A show that promised so much in the build-up frustratingly suffered a handful of hard-hitting cancellations at short notice, yet still delivered an impressive day out. Dean West reports.

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Battle of France 75 – Pt.10 – No. 73 Squadron’s Withdrawal, June 1940

June 1940. The evacuation from Dunkirk was over, and the remnants of the British and French militaries faced insurmountable odds as the German Army advanced across France and the Low Countries. Before long, the armed forces – amongst them the Royal Air Force’s No. 73 Squadron – began the frantic retreat towards the Bay of Biscay for embarkation to the United Kingdom. In the concluding article of GAR’s Battle of France 75th anniversary mini-series, Elliott Marsh charts the squadron’s withdrawal to the UK at the culmination of the conflict.

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