A special tribute to our Battle of Britain pilots

Battle of Britain pilots next to an airplane

Battle of Britain pilots next to an airplane - Credit: Archant

They fought and won a battle for the life we have known and enjoyed for decades.

They became known as 'The Few' and their exploits - credited as saving Britain from an invasion by German forces - are the stuff of legend.

This week the nation pays its respects to The Few in ceremonies across the country - tomorrow is Battle of Britain day.

Some of the pilots and support staff who fought so valiantly and who watched many friends fly to their deaths, are still alive and honoured.

Their numbers drop each year which is why this year's 75 anniversary is so important.


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Your EDP is marking the event with an important, moving, newspaper and special supplement, printed tomorrow.

It's one you won't want to miss. We will:

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•Name the full known list of members of 'The Few' ... It has taken decades to come together and never before been published.

•Tell of Norfolk and north Suffolk pilots who took to skies with the courage of youth mixed with daring-do.

•Reveal full details of the vital role played by Norfolk pilots based at RAF Coltishall.

•Print stories to make gasp and swell with pride at the same time.

Wartime leader Winston Churchill, in words which reverberate through time, said: 'Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few'

On Tuesday we salute The Few - it is our honour and privilege so to do.

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