Securing the Skies

To coincide with the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, the RAF have released a an interesting brochure that compares and contrasts the defence of British airspace then and now;

the raison d’être of any Air Force is to protect its Nation or its interests from air attack. The theme of this publication is timely, therefore, as we commemorate and celebrate the 75 th anniversary of the victory of the Battle of Britain; it will allow us to reflect upon and reaffirm the fundamental nature of this role and why it continues to be the foundation on which we are built.

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Securing the Skies


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September 30, 2015 7:55 am

Wuhoo, somone using a Hurri instead of the Creamboy taxi!
Seems like maybe someone isn’t getting what they want out of SDSR?

Ian Skinner
Ian Skinner
September 30, 2015 11:47 am

Well the Hurricane is the plane that actually won the BoB, so good for the MOD.

stephen duckworth
September 30, 2015 1:28 pm

The article on Beatrice Shilling was very interesting I thought. As it stated it was very very difficult for a woman to gain exceptence in engineering let alone succeed in the most technologically advanced area under strigent wartime conditions. You were either up for it or you were out , no PC shenanigans then. First I have heard of her and I will try to read the book if I can get a copy.

September 30, 2015 10:45 pm

Great piece of work, but ” the RAF’s senior warfighter ” really makes me shudder

September 30, 2015 11:42 pm

Besatrice Shilling invented the thing that stopped the Merlin carburettor float shutting off at high Gs, didn’t she? Look forward to reading this.