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RAF Aircraft of the Battle of Britain (Paperback)

Aviation Battle of Britain Aviation in WWII Spitfires & Hurricanes Royal Air Force

By Lee Chapman
Imprint: Key Publishing
Pages: 128
Illustrations: 160
ISBN: 9781913295820
Published: 13th April 2022


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The Battle of Britain is widely considered to be Britain’s finest hour. The ‘Few’ who so bravely fought to save the nation will not be forgotten, nor will they be around forever to recount the heroism of the summer of 1940 first-hand. In contrast, the number of restored and preserved aircraft in our museums and skies is at an all-time high. Authentic warbirds have never been better cared for and formations of 15 or more Spitfires and half a dozen Hurricanes are not unheard of at UK air shows. It is now left to the sights and sounds of these surviving aircraft to remind us of the sacrifices, daring and bravery of those who saved Britain from imminent invasion in 1940. This book features a brief history of all the front-line RAF fighter aircraft that were involved in the famous battle and explores some of the major training and support aeroplanes that contributed to the iconic events. The story is told using over 160 photographs of surviving and restored aircraft in the air, on the ground and in unique formations together.

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About Lee Chapman

Lee Chapman is a Staffordshire-based photographer who covers many aspects of photography but has a real passion for historic aviation. He has worked at several major UK air shows as a media photographer and reviewer for Airscene.com. His images have achieved numerous accolades and awards and his Lancaster Bomber image can be seen adorning the official Battle of Britain Memorial Flight merchandise. With over 15 years of experience as a lecturer in adult education, Lee also offers several photography workshops through his company, Chappers Photography, where he runs a range of photography courses including delivering the RAF Museum’s aviation photography training events.

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