Battle of Britain - Day 21

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Battle of Britain - Day 21

Mensagem por Winston Churchill em Qui Ago 01, 2013 11:47 am

Day 21 – July 30th 1940

July 30, 2010 in 266 Squadron, July 1940

Weather: unsettled with poor visibility.
Fighter Command Serviceable Aircraft as at 0900 hours:

Blenheim – 74
Spitfire – 232
Hurricane – 333
Defiant – 23
Gladiator – 8 (1 Flight only)
Total – 662

Fighter Command flew 688 sorties and succeeded in shooting down 2 German aircraft with no loss to themselves. Barry docks were attacked that night.

266 Squadron Operational Record Book, 30 July
Average temperature, sky overcast, visibility poor. Flying 3 hours. B Flight at readiness, Ac Flight available. Practices included Air Fighting tactics and sector reconnaissance. Raid investigation by one aircraft of Ac Flight.

"Truth is incontrovertible. Panic may resent it; ignorance may deride it; malice may distort it; but in the end, there it is."

"Arm yourselves, and be ye men of valour, and be in readiness for the conflict; for it is better for us to perish in battle than to look upon the outrage of our nation and our altar. As the will of God is in Heaven, even so let it be."

"I will begin by saying what everybody would like to ignore or forget but which must nevertheless be stated, namely that we have sustained a total and unmitigated defeat, and France has suffered even more than we have....the German dictator, instead of snatching the victuals from the table, has been content to have them served to him course by course."
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