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This year marks the anniversary of the Battle of Britain. If you're not in the country for Battle of Britain Day this week, why not take a look at our commemorative picture gallery instead?

Poland and the RAF buried the last Polish airman to fly in the Battle of Britain with full military honours in Warsaw after his ashes had received a hero's welcome in his native land.

Last Polish airman to survive Battle of Britain buried

Poland and the RAF buried the last Polish airman to fly in the Battle of Britain with full military honours in Warsaw after his ashes had received a hero& welcome in his native land.

Schoolkids looking at plane - 25.10.40 Messerschmitt 109 JG54 crashed near Hastings, E Sussex, England. Pilot: Leutnant. Ernst Wagner 71123/9 – Captured POW.

British children examine a downed Bf the JG 54 aircraft came down near Hastings, the pilot being captured.

https://flic.kr/p/9fZQqk | Coastal Command Fortress  1943. | The crew of a Mk. IIx Fortress of 220 Sqn. before a mission.

RAF crew with Boeing Fortress IIA at Lajes - RAF Coastal Command - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sqn Leader Geoffrey Wilson Northcott (J15088) of 402 Sqn RCAF with his Spitfire Mk.V ‘City of Winnipeg’, serial number EP120.

Sqn Leader Geoffrey Wilson Northcott of 402 Sqn RCAF with his Spitfire Mk.V ‘City of Winnipeg’, serial number Between July 1941 and August 1945 Canadian born Jeff Northcott served with 401 Sqn, 603 Sqn, OTU, 402 Sqn (from May 1943 to July and Wing.

Two Battle of Britain fighter pilots, Flight Lieutenant Brian Kingcome (left), commanding officer of No 92 Squadron RAF and , Flying Officer Geoffrey Wellum, next to a Spitfire at RAF Biggin Hill, Kent, 1941 - Photo by Cecil Beaton. [IWM]

holdhard: “ Two Battle of Britain fighter pilots, Flight Lieutenant Brian Kingcome (left), commanding officer of No 92 Squadron RAF and his wingman, Flying Officer Geoffrey Wellum, next to a Spitfire.

Stanisław Skalski - the top Polish fighter ace of WWII and the first Allied fighter ace of the war.

Stanisław Skalski - the top RAF Polish fighter ace of WWII and the first Allied fighter ace of the war.

Polish Fighter Squadron Airmen watching the remains of 303 German aircraft shot down 'Ju 88'. On the right you see the plane 'Spitfire' belonging to the pilot Jan Zumbach.

Polish Fighter Squadron Airmen watching the remains of 303 German aircraft shot down 'Ju On the right you see the plane 'Spitfire' belonging to the pilot Jan Zumbach.

Four pilots of No 92 Squadron RAF based at Manston, Kent, pick through the wreckage of a Junkers Ju 87B, which they shot down while it was attempting to attack a convoy in the English Channel. The Squadron Commander, Squadron Leader J A Kent, who led the section, examines a fire extinguisher at far left.

Four pilots of No 92 Squadron RAF based at Manston, Kent, pick through the wreckage of a Junkers Ju 87B, which they shot down while it was attempting to attack a convoy in the English Channel. The Squadron Commander, Squadron Leader J A Kent, who led the section, examines a fire extinguisher at far left.

German crew look at a map in preparation for flight in front of a Heinkel He III

German crew look at a map in preparation for flight in front of a Heinkel He III plane

Bader swings one of his prosthetic legs into the cockpit of a Supermarine Spitfire fighter in September 1945. After being liberated from a German prison, Bader returned to duty and led a flight of Spitfires from North Weald Airfield in a flyover of London commemorating the fifth anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

Douglas Bader, who lost his legs in a peace time flying accident, was determined to prove he could still fly and join the RAF after losing his legs

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