'Septic' Baird has just joined a front line RAF squadron at the height of the Battle of Britain. This is the story of "The Few" and how they managed to fight off the might of the Luftwaffe despite overwhelming German air power. Written by
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The Pilot Officer - he found it needed more than 'wings' to make a pilot ...
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When Nutmeg and Beeswax squadrons are getting airborne, the lookout reports: "12 Spitfires taking off." The aircraft used are Hurricanes, and are referred to as such throughout the film - including by Baird, speaking in the control room immediately after the lookout's report.
While almost all the aircraft in the movie are Hurricanes, the fighters shown taking off right after the lookout's report are indeed Spitfires. You can tell by the way their landing gear folds outwards towards the wingtip. A Hurricane's gear is set further out on the wing and folds inwards towards the body of the plane. The video quality of this scene is not up to the high quality found in the rest of the movie, and it's obviously stock footage. Unless it was added to later digital versions of the movie to correct the continuity error, no error actually occurs. See more
Squadron Leader Barry Clinton
It's a peculiarity of the female that she can only relax by being busy.
Closing credits: Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few. See more
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