Dedicated to those of the Royal Canadian Air Force who did not return.
But the Royal Air Force had responded with so many sorties against the enemy that the head of the Luftwaffe, Hermann Goering, became frustrated with his raids being met by seemingly endless numbers of RAF aircraft, and made the decision to leave off attempting to destroy the RAF. With the pressure relieved, the Royal Air Force was able to regroup and rebuild their strength, and prepare to meet the final major German offensive that would come soon.
Below, presented as a short photo-journal, are some remarkable pictures taken during the Battle of Britain of Royal Canadian Air Force aircrew and ground-crew as they fought alongside Britain in its hour of need.
|RCAF pilots run towards their waiting Hurricanes in this|
incredible photograph taken during the height of the Battle.
|Ground crew replace the port wheel on a Hurricane. These often forgotten,|
yet vital members of the RCAF, played an important role throughout the war
|A pilot of No.1 Squadron climbs out of his plane after a sortie knowing full |
well that he will be fighting in the skies again before the day is out.
|A rare colour photograph of a Hurricane of |
No.1 Squadron RCAF over the south of England
William A Moore
Part Two commemorates all those who fought in the Battle of Britain with a insightful look at the period of WWII history between July and October 1940.