Category: Supermarine Spitfire

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Prime Minister, Winston Churchill visits Manston on 28th August 1940

On this day, 28th August 1940 The Prime Minister Winston Churchill inspects bomb damage caused by Luftwaffe night raids in Ramsgate, Kent, England on 28 August 1940 © IWM (H 3514) Manston’s importance was recognised...

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Manston’s role on D-Day, 6th June 1944

On this day, 6th June 1944, known as D-Day, more than 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline forming the largest amphibious attack in history. “As with other fighter bases,...