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“The C2 Behind the Few” – The UK Joint Force Air Component visit Bentley Priory and Battle of Britain Bunker

‘Hostiles approaching, 20 minute warning.” At this point, Britain’s Chain Home radar would detect the incoming wave of German aircraft and send initial reports to the Filter Room at Bentley Priory. At the 15-minute mark, Chain Home Low radar would […]

DANGEROUS MOONLIGHT

BOMBER COMMAND IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR By Bob Hickox As Commander-in-Chief of Bomber Command from 1942-45, Air Marshal Harris presided over the rapid expansion of Bomber Command with the introduction of 4-engined bomber aircraft in much greater numbers, improved […]

OPERATION BLACK BUCK 1 DURING OPERATION CORPORATE: 30 Apr – 1 May 1982

XM607 Side profile Credit Navigator Radar Flt Lt Norman Curtis-Christie On the 2nd April 1982 Argentina invaded the British Territory of the Falklands Islands which are situated approximately 8,000 miles from the UK and 400 miles off the Southern most […]

THE AVRO LANCASTER

A CRITICAL HISTORY By Robert Hickox Arguably one of the best heavy bombers of the Second World War, the Lancaster evolved from the twin-engined Manchester whose Rolls Royce Vulture engines were unreliable, although the wings and fuselage were of good […]