Battle of Britain

The Battle of Britain was recognized almost immediately as a significant event. Waged from July to October 1940, it pitted a small group of fighter pilots from around the world against a far larger Luftwaffe. Their victory gave hope to the people of Great Britain and to other freedom-loving nations. History

Battle of Britain London Monument

Battle of Britain London Monument

Battle of Britain: Did you know?

S/L Ernie McNab flew a Hurricane during the Battle of Britain with No. 1 Squadron and scored the Royal Canadian Air Force's (RCAF) first aerial victory of the war.

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Bombing up Westland Lysander of No. 110 Army Cooperation Squadron on August 15, 1940.

The Battle of Britain: Army Cooperation Squadrons

There were two Canadian squadrons present in Great Britain during the Battle of Britain whose activities and support are hardly ever mentioned: No. 110 and No. 112 Army Cooperation Squadrons.
September 18, 2014

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Battle of Britain parade honours the dwindling few

The national Battle of Britain parade held in Ottawa on September 15, 2013, honoured the ever-dwindling number of courageous men and women who served and died in the famous Second World War air battle. 
September 18, 2013

Llewellyn William Lloyd

Profile of service: Llewellyn William Lloyd – meteorology technician

Cpl Llewellyn William Lloyd was the RCAF corporal-in-charge of the weather station at Cape Bauld, Newfoundland, in support of Second World War efforts.
September 13, 2013

F/O Peter Lochnan

Battle of Britain profile: Flying Officer Peter Lochnan

The pilots of the Battle of Britain are honoured for their efforts in turning aside the German onslaught designed to prepare the British for a German invasion. 
September 12, 2013

Norma Watts

Battle of Britain profile: Norma Zelia Watts – WAAF radio telephonist

During the Battle of Britain, Norma Zelia Watts was the ground contact for the aircrew that fought back the German Luftwaffe in the British skies.
September 12, 2013

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