“If you had the height, you controlled the battle. If you came out of the sun, the enemy could not see you.
If you held your fire until you were very close, you seldom missed”.
These three basic rules contibuted to the prowess in aerial combat of some of the most successful fighter pilots in history and seldom were they more valuable than when outnumbered. Between July and October 1940 the brave young pilots of RAF Fighter Command were under intense pressure from the constant attacks of the Luftwaffe, and the Hawker Hurricane was the machine of the Battle of Britain, accounting for 80 percent of RAF victories.
Shown here are Hurricanes of 32 Sqn climbing high into the morning sky, gaining Height and Sun in an attempt to gain the advantage over the onslaught of enemy fighters - August, 1940.
Overall size: 17" x 27½"
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Signed by three Battle of Britain pilots
Group Captain Billy Drake - Hurricanes / 213 Squadron
Flight Lieutenant Richard Jones - Spitfires / 64 Squadron