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70th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain

Flightglobal collates the news, from its archive, as the Battle of Britain unfolded 70 years ago on 10 July.

Read from our rich historical aviation source about the battle for Britain's skies, with in-depth analysis on the fighting aircraft used by allies and the enemy.

Keep up to date with news, images, video interviews about the proposed new Battle of Britain Beacon, to be built in north London at the RAF Museum on the site of the former Hendon Aerodrome

Photograph: Burwell
Photograph: Burwell

On 10 July Britain will be celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

Throughout the year and around there will be numerous events to mark the occasion, including the RAF who consider this the most important event in its history.

The RAF Museum in Hendon, London is applying for planning permission for a 116m (350ft) beacon which will house a permanent exhibition of the Battle of Britain a unique collection of aircraft actually involved in the battle, memorabilia and archives "preserved for the education of future generations".

Does anyone have any memories they'd like to share? I'd love to hear from you.

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