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    Today in 1940 Churchill thanked the RAF aircrew who had just suffered terribly during one of the Battle of Britain's toughest weeks. "Never in the field of human conflict," he told the House of Commons, "was so much owed by so many to so few."

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    And those Words rung so true then Keith as the RAF did an almighty job,thank God for them!
    Cheers
    My Late Uncle Trevor de Trafford MacDonald (My Dads Younger Brother) was amongst those that Fought in the Battle of Britain! Then Squadron Leader
    To them all we surely owe a lot!
    Thanks RAF

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    We had a customer in one of our pubs who had flown then, most likely passed now.
    He had some horrific burns which had been tended to by the then top surgeon for such burns, McKindo if I recall was his name.
    He did not look too bad but some of his fingers were fused together.
    He never said a lot about it, maybe just glad he survived.
    Happy daze John in Oz.

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    This week in an International paper it has stated that the youngest pilot to fly in the Battle of Britain has been identified as an 18 year old who died after bailing out of his hurricane. Pilot officer Martin Aurel King was confirmed as such. He was erroneously thought to be 19 , but his birth certificate shows different. An administrive error is blamed as wrongly recorded on his grave in the village of Fawley Hants. The war graves commission has agreed to alter the records , and his headstone.
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