Tag: Battle of Britain

September 15 – Roll of Honour

On this day in 1940, nearly 1,500 aircraft were in the skies over Britain, as the Luftwaffe attacked London. It is regarded as the climax of the Battle of Britain when the tide begins to turn as the Royal Air Force repulses a major…

August 17 – Remembering Tony Lovell, Portrush’s decorated air ace

Wing Commander Anthony Desmond Joseph Lovell was a decorated ace who served in the Royal Air Force during the Battle of Britain and throughout the war. He died on 17/08/1945 only three days after the surrender of Japan.

August 17 – Roll of Honour

      HRH The Princess Royal – Royal Patron of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission A QUB medic from Belfast who won the MC and was MID five times in WW1; a Royal Ulster Rifles officer from Newcastle who won the MC and…

July 11 – Battle of Britain – Pilots from RBAI

  Of the 2917 pilots who were awarded the Battle of Britain clasp for having flown at least one authorised sortie with an eligible unit of RAF Fighter Command during the relevant period 10 July to 31 October 1940, at least 25 were from…

June 17 – On this day

Significant events including the eve of Waterloo and Churchill’s “The Battle of Britain is about to begin” speech