Spitfires and Hurricanes flying in formation, October 1940

Hurricanes and Spitfires October 1940

A great picture of Hawker Hurricanes from RAF No 1 Squadron, based at RAF Wittering, and a formation of Supermarine Spitfires from 266 Squadron, taking part in a fly past for aircraft factory workers in October 1940.

For more on the Spitfire have a look at RJ Mitchell: Legend of the Spitfire.

RJ Mitchell: Legend of the Spitfire

RJ Mitchell Legend of the Spitfire

Recounts the extraordinary achievements of one of Britain’s greatest aviation legends, the man responsible for creating Britain’s most iconic fighter aircraft, the Supermarine Spitfire.

The book gives the reader an insight into the life of RJ Mitchell, his role in the prestigious Schneider Trophy air-races and the development of the astonishing aircraft that he created, including the Supermarine S4 and the Spitfire.

The book goes on to explore the aircraft that evolved from the Spitfire, including the Seafire, Spiteful and Seafang, as well as the Spitfire on the silver screen, recounting its role in a number of classic British war films.

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