Every day from 24 March to 1 July this year, the Trust will be focusing on one of the men who took part in the Battle of Britain.
We’ve picked 100 men in what we hope will be seen as a fitting tribute to the centenary, this year, of the formation of the Royal Air Force. The names we have chosen reflect the diversity of the Few, the men who fought to protect not just this country but the free world from the threat of invasion.
From well-known Aces to those who were equally brave but whose achievements were less dramatic, and across all ranks, nationalities, squadrons and units, we will be featuring a broad cross-section of men from the fewer than-3,000 who took part in the Battle.
We’ve called this feature “100 Days of the Few” and planned it to end on 1 July, when the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust will be holding its annual Memorial Day at Capel-le-Ferne.
Each post will appear here first before being added to a comprehensive list that can be seen here, allowing visitors to the site to look back through all the previous entries.
Please join us from 24 March to 1 July as we celebrate and commemorate 100 of the Few to mark 100 years of the RAF.