How England was divided into areas for the different RAF Groups to look after. From Blackout and All Clear by Connie Willis.

How England was divided into areas for the different RAF Groups to look after. From Blackout and All Clear by Connie Willis.

A Spitfire (front) and a Hurricane patrolling the coast during the Battle of Britain, in 1940.

A Spitfire (front) and a Hurricane patrolling the coast during the Battle of Britain, in 1940.

The average age of an RAF pilot in 1940 was 20. The strain they were under is clearly written on the face of Squadron Leader B J E 'Sandy' Lane (centre), pictured here aged 23. He was killed in combat 2 years later.

The average age of an RAF pilot in 1940 was 20. The strain they were under is clearly written on the face of Squadron Leader B J E 'Sandy' Lane (centre), pictured here aged 23. He was killed in combat 2 years later.

A British Hawker Hurricane being loaded with ammunition and fuel: Battle of Britain 1940.

A British Hawker Hurricane being loaded with ammunition and fuel: Battle of Britain 1940.

Ditched Bf 110, July 1940.  Though fast it was not manoeuvrable enough against the RAF single seaters.

Ditched Bf 110, July 1940. Though fast it was not manoeuvrable enough against the RAF single seaters.

A terrific picture of the crew of a mean looking Heinkel He-111 over the English Channel during the Battle of Britain, between August and September 1940

A terrific picture of the crew of a mean looking Heinkel He-111 over the English Channel during the Battle of Britain, between August and September 1940

Winston Churchill - The Battle of Britain, WW2. One of my fav quotes ever... on a WW II monument in London along the river bank

Winston Churchill - The Battle of Britain, WW2. One of my fav quotes ever... on a WW II monument in London along the river bank

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