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Hawker Hind
Entering service in December 1935, the Hind was an interim light bomber developed for the Royal Air Force while it awaited more modern aircraft during the 1930s.

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Grumman F8F Bearcat

The F8F would be the last of Grumman's piston-engined carrier fighters and entered service in May 1945. The end of the Second World War led to orders being cancelled.

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de Havilland Tiger Moth

The Tiger Moth was a training aircraft used by the RAF, and other air forces around the world, to train its pilots. In September 1939 a number would be sent to France.

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Roy Chadwick's Lancaster would spend fifteen years in service with the Royal Air Force, and is, perhaps, best known for its role in the Dambusters raid in May 1943, which was led by Wing Commander Guy Gibson.

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Discover the aviation history on your doorstep with our interactive map which charts the many museums and places of interest across the United Kingdom. Dedicated to not only the UK's heritage but to the many aircraft and service personnel from around the world who have been based here between 1930 and 1945.


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10TH JULY 1940 - 31ST OCTOBER 1940
Battle of Britain Timeline
During 1940 the Luftwaffe carried out its campaign to destroy the Royal Air Force so it could achieve air superiority over Southern England, as a precursor to an invasion. Known as the Battle of Britain, it was a pivotal moment in the Second World War, as the Germans suffered their first major defeat and were unable to launch an invasion.

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