David Haysom – One of the South African ” FEW “

You will recall the article on our News page about David Haysom who was one of the 25 South African's  that flew for the R.A.F. during the Battle of Britain. With thanks to his daughter I attach hereto two photos of her father  Geoffrey David Leybourne Haysom DFC...

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F/O S.R.Peacock – Edwards

As you will probably recall F/O/ S.R.Peacock  Edwards, known by his colleages and friends as " Teddy ", was one of the 25 South African R.A.F. Pilots the flew in The Battle of Britain. There were no photo's of him, not even in Kenneth G Wynn's Directory of the Few,...

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Battle of Britain Fighter Association

HRH Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales, will continue his role as patron of the Battle of Britain Association ( BBFA ) for a further term.The association's chairman, Squadron Leader Geoffrey Wellum DFC, and one of " The Few ", said they were honoured to be told that...

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A Full-size Spitfire Replica for Lesotho

How lucky can a nation be when the Spitfire Trust in England decided to manufacture and then donate a full size Spitfire Mk Vb to The Kingdom of Lesotho as a thank  them, when they were still Basutoland,  donating many thousands of pounds to Britain enough to build...

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RAF Association Cape Town Commemoration Service

Please find herewith details of the RAF Association, Cape Town Branch, Commemoration Service for the 76th anniversary of The Battle of Britain. Hope that as many as many people as possible will be able to attend. Kind Regards John Mackenzie

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If you can’t buy one, Build One

This is an amazing story about one mans desire to own a SPITFIRE but could not afford to buy one so he opted for the alternative. Bob DeFord since he was a young boy was always interested in flying and built model aircraft to satisfy his desire in flying. Bob , who...

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” Dutch ” Hugo – The Family Man

His eldest daughter Petrina,  but known by her family and friends as Mitzi, very kindly agreed to tell us a few personal accounts about her life and times with her very famous father. " The Petrus Hendrik Hugo that the RAF knew as an Ace Fighter Pilot in the Second...

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HAPPY 80th Birthday

Can you believe it the Spitfire turned 80 years old early this month. Whilst the original aircraft was wrecked in an accident one must appreciate that there are more than 50 types still airworthy and entertaining crowds of people at air shows, mainly in England but...

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