Ben Dunnell explores The Aeroplane’s outstanding archives to cast new light on past stories


Central Gunnery School Wellington N2887 seeks to fend off a mock attack from a Mustang I. The Aeroplane’s article said, “those unaccustomed to evasive tactics frequently lose sight of the fighter even when it is flying directly towards the bomber. An invisible hand seems to reach up and remove the menace in the nick of time; but a few seconds later the fighter is back again and swinging in with horrible intent.”

“Turning green” at the hands of the RAF Central Gunnery School

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