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The BBC His­tory web­site ( bbc.co.uk/his­tory/ bat­tle_of_ bri­tain) delves into the ar­chives to present TV and ra­dio clips re­lat­ing to the Bat­tle of Bri­tain. It also links to the at­trac­tive Im­pe­rial War Mu­se­ums’ site ded­i­cated to 1940 ‘Bri­tain’s Finest Hour’ ( 1940.iwm.org.uk), which has sec­tions re­lat­ing to Dunkirk, Churchill, the Blitz and, of course, the Bat­tle of Bri­tain.

The RAF Mu­seum has two branches, in Lon­don and Cos­ford, and via raf­mu­seum.org.uk you can find out about arte­facts, ex­hi­bi­tions and more. But there’s also the RAF Mu­seum Nav­i­ga­tor ( nav­i­ga­tor.raf­mu­seum.org), a ded­i­cated im­age-rich cat­a­logue of the mu­seum’s col­lec­tions. You can also browse the mu­seum’s Flickr stream at flickr.com/pho­tos/roy­alair­force­mu­seum.

This month’s ex­pert Phil To­maselli (who kindly rec­om­mended most of the web­sites fea­tured here), also pointed out that many key RAF Fighter Sta­tions have their own ded­i­cated web­sites. Th­ese in­clude RAF Big­gin Hill ( big­gin­hill.co.uk/ raf­s­ta­tion.htm), RAF Hornchurch ( rafhornchurch. the­hu­man­jour­ney. net/in­dex.htm) and RAF North Weald ( north­weal­dair­field his­tory.org). Plus, via this page of the RAF’s own web­site ( raf.mod. uk/his­tory/his­toric­squadrons.cfm) you can browse his­toric squadrons and ex­plore de­tails of their motto, badge and ex­ploits.

Find­my­past’s RAF Records ( find­my­past.co.uk/con­tent/ RAF_ Records) in­cludes ma­te­rial from AIR 79 – Air­men’s records be­tween 1912 and 1939. At Forces War Records ( forces-war­records.co.uk) you can ex­plore Fighter Com­mand Losses 1940, and Fam­ily Rel­a­tives hosts RAF Ca­su­al­ties 1935-50 ( fam­i­lyrel­a­tives.com/search/search_wwi­iair­force.php).

The Air His­tor­i­cal Branch of the RAF ( raf.mod.uk/ahb/ record­sof­ser­vice) gives in­for­ma­tion about records of ser­vice. You can also try the of­fi­cial Govern­ment guide to re­quest­ing more re­cent ser­vice records at www.gov.uk/re­quests-for- per­son­al­data-and- ser­vicere­cords. The RAF Or­gan­i­sa­tional His­tory site ( rafweb.org) in­cludes his­to­ries of squadrons and sta­tions, plus lots of links. Fi­nally, there’s the Bat­tle of Bri­tain Lon­don Mon­u­ment ( bbm.org. uk/in­dex.htm) and the Spit­fire Mu­seum ( spit­fire mu­seum.org.uk).

TV and ra­dio clips about the Bat­tle of Bri­tain are on the BBC His­tory site

North Weald Air­field was a fa­mous Bat­tle of Bri­tain fighter base

The Air His­tor­i­cal Branch of the RAF’s site has ser­vice record in­for­ma­tion

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