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Apologies if this has been posted before but I thought it would be interesting as it was recorded exactly 80 years today, 14th July 1940, sometime between 15:20 and 15:45 hours. BBC running commentary by Charles Gardner on convoy attack off Dover As an aside I'm surprised at the lack of coverage of the events of 1940 - given it is a decadal anniversary. I suppose current events have eclipsed it.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0077c0f/decisive-weapons-series-1-6-the-harrier-jumping-jet-flash Just watched the Harrier doc on BBC 4 and its helped clear up why fighter jocks are different to most ordinary ,sane folk: (paraphrased ) Voice of authority : “You’re outnumbered 10 to 1, they’ve got 200 planes we’ve got 20” Normal, rational person: “Holy crud on a cracker, that’s bad!” Fighter pilot: “ Ooh, lots more planes to shoot down!” If you’ve got iPlayer, worth it for the legends, Mr "Sharkey" Ward and Mr Morgan…