Object details

Category
Film
Related period
1945-1989 (content)
Production date
1959
Place made
GB
Dimensions

whole: Number Of Items/reels/tapes 1

Catalogue number
COI 423

Related content

Handley Page Hampden of No. 83 Squadron with crew, seated on a loaded bomb trolley at Scampton, 2 October 1940.
Battle of Britain
How Bomber Command Helped Win The Battle Of Britain
The RAF's victory over the Luftwaffe during the Battle of Britain in the summer of 1940 made a German invasion of Britain all but impossible. In his book Bomber Offensive, published in 1947, Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir Arthur Harris wrote that all the credit for preventing the invasion of Britain had been given to Fighter Command.
The wings belonged to Pilot Officer Frederick Harrold, he was killed in action during the Battle of Britain. Harrold, of Hills Road, Cambridge, was killed on Saturday, 28th September over Deal, Kent, having only just been posted to 501 Squadron two days previously. Harrold was shot down by a MeBf109 and was later interred at St Andrews Churchyard Cemetery, Cherry Hinton.
Battle of Britain
These Objects Tell The Story Of One Casualty From The Battle Of Britain
The Battle of Britain, the aerial struggle between German and British air forces, took place during the late summer and autumn of 1940. During this time hundreds of British and Allied pilots were killed. One of these casualties was pilot Officer Frederick Cecil Harrold, a Royal Air Force (RAF) Hurricane Pilot from Cambridge.