Battle of Britain 70th Anniversary

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Battle of Britain 70th Battle of Britain 70th logo These pages catalogue the official reports of the most important event in Royal Air Force history; the Battle fought over Britain between the 10th July and 31st October 1940. The complete Fighter Command Operational Diaries for the period have been published in full, day by day over the whole period of the Battle.

Supporting this official text is a series of pages detailing such facets of the Battle as the Commanders, the Aircraft and the changes in Tactics on both sides as the situation developed.

Although some of the Fighter Command claims of the time (i.e. numbers of German aircraft shot down etc.) have since been proved to be greatly exaggerated on some days, it nevertheless does give a unique insight into the RAF's perspective of the Battle of Britain.

See the Events for this 70th Anniversary Year


The Battle of Britain Campaign diaries

Fighter Command Operational Diaries in full

Campaign diaries


Battle of Britain Galleries

Galleries of some of the best historical photographs from the Service archives.


Stacy Soloman performs with the RAF Sqaudronaires at Ronnie Scotts club, London

Battle of Britain Anniversary News

See latest Anniversary News articles.


RAF Museum Podcasts

Battle of Britain 70th Event Features

Feature items for the Anniversary.


Battle of Britain 70th Anniversary

Battle of Britain Background

The Second World War began on 1 September 1939 when Germany invaded Poland.

The background

Battle of Britain 70th Anniversary

Battle of Britain 70th Events

Battle of Britain 70th Anniversary Calendar of Events.


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