Thank you, I am always grateful to the sacrifices of all our services men and women [nt]

Sep 16, 2019,08:34 AM

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Battle Of Britain Day ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 15th, 2019-06:02
This is name given to the large-scale aerial battle that took place on the 15 September 1940 and was the decisive victory for the RAF, becoming the turning point in the war. Many pilots had joined the RAF from Poland, Czechoslovakia and the British Common...  

Thank you [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 15th, 2019-06:43

Great call. [nt]

 By: amanico : September 15th, 2019-06:27

Thank you my friend...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 15th, 2019-06:42
Some French pilots escaped in 1939/40 to join us. Not to be forgotten

True, too. [nt]

 By: amanico : September 15th, 2019-06:51

Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few”

 By: Bounce781 : September 15th, 2019-06:58
W. Churchill That line still sends a tingle down my spine! Lest we forget the brave men and women who gave their lives so we may enjoy ours.

At a critical moment in history...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 15th, 2019-07:02
“We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.”

Jeez that man could speak.

 By: Bounce781 : September 15th, 2019-07:18
Just depresses me to see what orators we have now everywhere. 😢

I shudder to think about it. [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 15th, 2019-07:21


 By: Bounce781 : September 15th, 2019-07:25

Don't forget...

 By: yesjb : September 15th, 2019-08:32
the many pilots from the USA who either volunteered and became part of the Eagle Squadron and those who went to Canada and joined the RCAF. And that was before America got into the war. JB (Toronto, Canada)

Yes I agree...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 15th, 2019-08:52
This is the memorial that I often walk past in central London ...  

Great and well deserved Tribute to the valiant men and women who were involved in that most important Battle of WW2 dear Captain!...

 By: Subexplorer : September 15th, 2019-08:43
... and a very interesting testimony through the superb photographs of planes and individuals who participate. Let´s never forget them! As you know I´m very fond of airplanes and the Spitfire is my favorite plane of all times. Did you know that several Ar... 

You are correct about the pilots Abel ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 15th, 2019-09:03
RAF Squadron 164 was Argentine-British and also flew Typhoons. ...  

I’m sure that you know this Abel but ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 15th, 2019-10:05
for our community knowledge, more than 800 young men from neutral Argentina, some of them schoolboys, rushed to sign up as pilots and then made the long, dangerous trip to Europe by boat. Some 400 of the volunteers were accepted as pilots while the others... 

Yes, I agree Abel...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 15th, 2019-10:56
we should also remember how many Jewish people were allowed into neutral Argentina, saving lives.

Again many people...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 15th, 2019-11:19
Do not know this, we must remember.

Squadron Leader !...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 15th, 2019-09:43
He’s on the right in this photo, a fantastic pilot and incredibly brave. ...  

This is why

 By: Jurry : September 15th, 2019-11:25
This is why I, 42 years ago when I was 18, joined the Air Force, became a fighter pilot with no other goal then to defend our freedom Glory to all those who gave their lives to defend our freedom, not just during hg WWII but other wars War is terrible, wa... 

I completely agree with you...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 15th, 2019-12:46
when politicians fail us, the military steps in. Can you tell us anything else about your service ?

Much respect Jurry

 By: sschew : September 15th, 2019-13:35
That is very cool!! If you don't mind me asking which fighter jet(s) did you fly?


 By: Jurry : September 16th, 2019-01:23
I flew NF-5, F104 Starfighter and the F16 Both for the Royal Netherlands Airforce as well as the US Airforce ...  

Golden words. [nt]

 By: amanico : September 15th, 2019-13:37

Thank you my friend [nt]

 By: Jurry : September 16th, 2019-01:24

Did you go any higher ;-)) [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 16th, 2019-01:47

Your photo looks amazingly low [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 16th, 2019-09:32

Got it

 By: Jurry : September 16th, 2019-10:24
Ha now I understand haha. Low level high speed flying is the best kick in you’re entire life (except from... and from ...) haha

Yes, yes, and yes again . . .

 By: Dr No : September 16th, 2019-18:16
. . . on all three points. Art

Some more brave pilots ...... the forgotten ones

 By: Miranda : September 15th, 2019-12:20
I expect that hardly anyone knows about the sikh, muslim and Hindu pilots Never in the films Never mentioned in the history books ...  

That’s a very good point...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 15th, 2019-12:44
I love the photo, can you tell us anything else about them ?

Many are forgotten

 By: Jurry : September 16th, 2019-04:56
Those not mentioned in the movies are no less heroes than those who have been mentioned And let’s never forget the other crew members, ground staff, support staff, forward air controllers working behind enemy lines to direct the pilots etccetc who also ma... 

Thank you sir [nt]

 By: Jurry : September 16th, 2019-08:13

My thoughts as well [nt]

 By: Jurry : September 16th, 2019-08:51

My way of remembering

 By: Tick Talk : September 22nd, 2019-15:44
Thanks for this post and sorry for coming late. I love to create small vignettes that tell a story. ...  

Impressive work! [nt]

 By: amanico : September 22nd, 2019-22:37

Hi, Thanks for joining in ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 23rd, 2019-00:22
Love your Mosquito on of my favourite aircraft of the war. Especially it’s use in operation Jericho. I think you have posted a fitting tribute. Thank you.

I share your enthusiasm for the Mossie

 By: Tick Talk : September 23rd, 2019-16:45
in no small part because 418 City of Edmonton Squadron flew them. Formed in 1941, they had the job of intercepting B1 buzz bombs heading for London and became quite good at it, sometimes by tipping them off course with their own wings! They went on to day... 

Hi thanks for your reply...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 24th, 2019-00:57
That’s very interesting about the Squadron I’ve posted a link below to somE interesting footage..

Awesome colour footage!

 By: Tick Talk : September 24th, 2019-13:52
Thanks, loved it

I’m pleased you enjoyed it...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 24th, 2019-14:53
A good friend was connected with Rolls Royce and told me that they had kept a Mosquito for development reasons for many years and it was seen flying in Wales in many occasions in the 60’s and 70’s. I have visited RAF Tangmere, a fascinating place that was...