Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few’. In the summer of 1940 the pilots of Royal Air Force Fighter Command stood in the forefront of Britain’s defences after the fall of France.
The courage and determination of ‘The Few’ prevented the Luftwaffe achieving air superiority and forced the German to cancel Operation ‘Sealion’, the proposed invasion of Britain. The Battle of Britain was, however, only part of the story of Fighter Command during World War 2.
In the years that followed, the RAF’s fighter squadrons went on to the offensive, taking the war to the enemy in the air and on the ground.