New Zealand officer and British NCO served as pilots with 3 Sqdn, RAF accounts of engagements with V1 Flying bombs includes commentary from British correspondent, GB, 20/6/1944
REEL 1 Account by Flight Lieutenant Arthur ‘Spike’ Umbers, 3 Sqdn, RAF of engagements with V1 Flying bombs: difficulties of shooting down V1 Flying Bomb; attacking V1 at 400 yards that then exploded. Commentary by correspondent Ian Wilson: V1 Flying Bomb approaching coast; hits on V1 Flying Bomb and it crashing on land. Account by Flight Sergeant Morris Rose, 3 Sqdn, RAF of shooting down first V1 Flying Bomb in daylight: vectoring onto V1 Flying Bomb; description of V1 Flying Bomb and opening fire at 400 yards; hitting V1 Flying Bomb and it crashing into orchard. Commentary by correspondent Ian Wilson: three fighters chasing V1 Flying Bomb; two V1 Flying Bombs approaching; one V1 Flying Bomb hit by fighter.
The Battle of Britain was a major air campaign fought over southern England in the summer and autumn of 1940. Here are 8 things you need to know about one of Britain’s most important victories of the Second World War.