Category: British Planes

John Buchan

Flight Lieutenant and Spitfire pilot Alastair ‘Sandy’ Gunn enlisted in the British Royal Air Force on February 22nd, 1940. After a short period of training he began active service as an airman (2nd class) in June of the same year. By the following January he passed his pilot training and was promoted to Sergeant and […]

Jack Beckett

Authorities in Poland are preparing to neutralize a World War II-era bomb found in the water of the Piastowski Canal in Świnoujście which is located in northwestern Poland. The bomb was discovered during dredging work in September 2019. It has been identified as a Tall Boy bomb, one of the largest bombs used in WWII, […]

John Buchan

After the successful invasion of Normandy beginning on June 6, 1944, the Allied forces had a new issue deal with- how to get supplies to troops pushing ever further into Europe? As part of the solution, supplies were prioritized so that less important supplies were not taking up space and time when more important supplies […]

John Buchan

Allan Scott, one of the last Spitfire pilots who flew over Malta to protect it from German bombers during World War II has passed away at the age of 99 years old. A squadron leader for the Royal Air Force, Scott is best remembered for his part in Operation Pedestal when RAF pilots protected ships […]

John Buchan

A Cold War-era jet which has stood at the entrance to RAF Marham base in Norfolk will be scrapped. The base offered to give the jet to anyone who could restore it but no one with the capability to do so came forward to accept the offer. When introduced in 1950, the Handley Page Victor […]

John Buchan

The RAF Museum began an Adopt an Artifect program in July. The program allows everyone an opportunity to adopt one of 50 iconic items in the museum’s collection. Each has been chosen for the story it tells about the RAF. Chelsea FC has taken this opportunity to continue its “Hidden Heroes” work with the museum by adopting […]