The Falklands Chapel

In 1983, shortly after the Falklands Conflict, a suggestion was made to re-work a shipping container into a chapel for the island’s airfield at RAF Stanley. It …

Airspeed Oxford 1

The Airspeed Oxford was a military development of the same company’s Envoy airliner. The prototype first flew on 19 June 1937 and when it entered service with …

North American TB-25 J

The Mitchell was one of the best allied medium bombers of World War Two. Ordered into production by the United States Army Air Corps in August 1939 …

Avro Anson 1

The Avro Anson was slow, cold and noisy and is the most famous British aircrew trainer of all time. Used in huge numbers, ‘Faithful Annie’ is remembered …

Avro Lancaster 1

For the last three years of World War Two the Avro Lancaster was the major heavy bomber used by Bomber Command to take the war to the …

Boeing B17G Fortress

The B17 was nicknamed the Flying Fortress” because it was heavily armed and could survive and inflict heavy damage. This aircraft was the primary bomber of the …

Avro Vulcan B2

The Vulcan was the second of the Royal Air Force’s ‘V bombers’ and like the Valiant and Victor provided part of Great Britain’s nuclear deterrent force for …

Bristol Blenheim IV

As the Allied Ground and Air Forces faced defeat in May 1940 the RAF had to use its light bomber force in desperate daylight raids against German …

Consolidated B-24L Liberator

Although often overshadowed by the B-17 Flying Fortress, the B-24 Liberator was built in greater numbers than any other US military aircraft and served with distinction in …

Fairey Battle 1

Although lacking speed and defensive armament and therefore totally unsuitable for unescorted daylight operations the Battle will always be remembered for the heroic attacks on the bridges …

Focke Wulf Fw190A-8/U-1

The Focke Wulf Fw 190 was one of the most successful combat aircraft of World War Two and its introduction into service on the English Channel coast …

Handley Page Halifax II

The Halifax shared with the Lancaster the major burden of Bomber Command’s night bombing campaign against Nazi Germany but unlike the Lancaster, which only served as a …