Untold Battle of Britain Podcast

WAAFs handling a tractor and petrol bowser while refueling a Hurricane. Crown Copyright courtesy of The National Archives’
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The National Archives, the RAF and the RAF Museum will release a collaborative bonus episode of On the Record at The National Archives to mark Battle of Britain Day on 15 September.

Listen to the trailer here.

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Battle of Britain pilots and air gunners, possibly from a Defiant Squadron. Image ‘Crown Copyright courtesy of The National Archives’

80 years on from the conflict, this episode focuses on lesser-known figures from the Battle of Britain to highlight the variety of people who contributed to the military campaign. Vicky Iglikowski-Broad (The British National Archives) reveals the bravery of three women who kept contact lines open while their airbase was under fire. Lucia Wallbank (RAF Museum) tells the story of Mahinder Singh Pujji and Vincent Bunting, two of the many pilots from overseas who enlisted to fight, while Mandy Singleton (RAF) highlights the engineers who maintained the planes and kept pilots safe.

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