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Battle of Britain Day

By GordonLack  
Today 15th September is commemorated as Battle of Britain Day, when on this day 72 years ago in 1940 the largest air battle during the Battle of Britain took place resulting in invasion plans by axis forces being withdrawn.
Whereby the pilots of these aircraft are glamorised in books and films, tribute must be given to the ground crews who kept these aircraft flying during this period of our history.

Todays image is of a Hawker Hurricane of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight at Coningsby being serviced by a member of the ground crew. Converted to mono to reflect a scene which would have been familiar on RAF airfields during WW2.

Tags: Photo journalism Transport Fighter History Raf Hawker hurricane The few

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helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2012 7:55AM
Yes mono seems right for this - or even sepia could work - well captured and composed SmileSmile

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gwynn56 6 87 England
15 Sep 2012 9:14AM
well captured , and you are right too often people forget if it were not for the ground crews and other support crews , the planes would not of been able to fly , Smile
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2012 12:18PM
A great composition, which certainly highlight the great work put in by these great enthusiasts which work tirelessly to keep these vintage greats in the air.

carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2012 2:05PM
Great image in black and white, with excellent range of tones.
Well done, Gordon.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
23 Sep 2012 3:07PM
Excellent Gordon, captures the era indeed !!

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