The RAF's vital role in the Dunkirk evacuation

On 26 May 1940, Prime Minister Winston Churchill ordered the start of Operation Dynamo the evacuation of more than 330,000 Allied troops from the beaches of Dunkirk during WWII. RAF Fighter Command began to operate patrols from Boulogne to Dunkirk and the operations were to continue for the next nine days during the evacuation. Here we reflect on the events that unfolded on the shores of France.