Carl Warner

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The first powered, sustained and controlled flight was made by the American Wright brothers in 1903. But during the First World War, little more than a decade later, other nations took the lead in aviation. The British, French and German air services...

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Over two million American servicemen passed through Britain during the Second World War. In 1944, at the height of activity, up to half a million were based there with the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF). Their job was to man and maintain the...

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In the 1930s, the Royal Air Force, (RAF) organised the defence of Britain into different areas, known as groups. Each group defended different areas of the country. During the Battle of Britain, RAF Duxford in Cambridgeshire was a Sector Station for...

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Duxford and the Supermarine Spitfire have a shared history. RAF Duxford's No. 19 Squadron was the first RAF squadron to re-equip with the new Supermarine Spitfire, and the first Spitfire was flown into RAF Duxford in August 1938.IWM Historian Carl...