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The Spitfire

An icon. A legend. It has become the symbol of a nation’s heroic defiance of Nazi Germany.
R.J. Mitchell’s Spitfire, first flown in 1936, may be powered by a piston engine and a propellor, but its streamlined design and balletic grace have not grown old. It seems today as breathtakingly beautiful as it ever did.
It was flown by pilots of many nations with a common cause. RAF Stories has collected some reminiscences of those who knew and flew this astonishing aircraft.
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Jewish Hidden Heroes

During the Second World War, some 20,000 Jewish men and women from all over the world joined Britain’s Royal Air Force to fight against tyranny, racism and anti-Semitism.

For too long the RAF’s Jewish personnel have been ‘Hidden Heroes’, their exploits unknown. The RAF Museum has developed the ‘Hidden Heroes’ project to raise awareness about the untold story of Jewish personnel in the RAF during the Second World War and the vital role they played.

This project is supported by Roman Abramovich and the Chelsea Football Club Foundation.

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