303 Ground Crew

world war 2 ground crew 450x330 - 303 Ground Crew

This undated WWII photograph shows a team of men unboxing some .303 ammunition, almost certainly to load it into the wing-guns of the Hawker Hurricane or Spitfire in the background.

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Hawker Hurricane

Hurricane Fighter Plane 450x330 - Hawker Hurricane

The Hawker Hurricane is one of the stand-out fighters of the second world war, it played a pivotal role during the Battle of Britain and actually outperformed the Spitfire, accounting for 1,593 out of the 2,739 total downed German planes during the conflict.

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Bomber Boys

Bomber Boys 450x330 - Bomber Boys

WWII documentaries always fascinate me, this film by Ewan MacGregor is a brilliant insight into lives of the Lancaster crews of the war. There is some special significance here for me because my Great Uncle Alf was a bombardier or bomb aimer on the Lancaster during the war, he was one of the lucky ones who survived.

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