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    Battle Of Britain: The Inside Story Of How We Beat The Luftwaffe

    The battle lasted more than three months with British and German aircraft involved in the skies of the UK.

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    My late Uncle Tevor de Trafford (My Fathers Brother) was in the Battle of Britain in Bomber Command,he ended up being shot down with bad Eye Injury but was OK.
    He obtained the Rank of Wing Commander in the RAF.
    My other Uncle Hector Omdurman MacDonald was also with the RAF and was amongst the high Flyers in WW1 scoring quite a few Hits. Therefore he is listed as an Ace.
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    Respect:

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    Default Re: Battle Of Britain:

    “Regardless of the politics, soldiers from southern Rhodesia who fought in the First and Second World Wars should be recognised along with everybody else from the Empire and former colonies,” commented General Sir Lord Dannatt, the former head of the Army, urging Theresa May’s government to reconsider its decision.
    “The Rhodesian contribution to both wars was completely disproportionate, they showed immense bravery,” added Julian Brazier, a former defence minister.
    “I think we need to recognise also that they were Rhodesians of all colours, including the African Rifles, and that they served in the ancillary services and the SAS. I think it is well overdue that they are readmitted.”
    As an ex Rhodesian,whose father was in the RAF before and after WW2,and then Royal Rhodesian Air Force I find it despicable that the British Government still excludes the Rhodesian War dead from the cenotaph.In WW2 Rhodesia was one of the first to declare war on Germany,per capita put more troops into the war and suffered the most deaths per capita.
    But,then when one considers the Brits have Sharia Law in certain areas and looks after asylum seekers,refugees better than their own people,it is not surprising.

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    Colin I agree.
    But I think you will find this is a case of Sour Grapes after Smith declared UDI.

    A large number of them were billeted at Biggin Hill I am informed so there is no resaon why the current situation is.
    Happy daze John in Oz.

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