World War Two (1939-1945)

Introducing World War Two’s only female fighter aces 

Within the realms of Marina Raskova’s three female fighter regiments, two pilots took their duties to the next level. Read part one of their incredible stories

Lawrence 'Benny' Goodman passes away aged 100

The 100 year old veteran flew operations for 617 Squadron in World War Two and more recently became the advocate of a project to end anti-Semitism

Historic Aviation Quiz

Find out how well you really know the history of aviation in one of our hardest quizzes to date!

WATCH: Working with the man behind The Battle of Britain’s aircraft

Ex-RAF pilot Hamish Mahaddie was the man whose job it was to get the aeroplanes together for The Battle of Britain. One of the film’s pilots, John Preece, and Spitfire historian Peter Arnold discuss their memories of him

WATCH: “How I became a pilot in the Battle of Britain film”

John Preece spent the summer of 1968 filming in one of the most iconic historic aviation movies ever made. Here’s how he got into it…

WATCH: How they really filmed the Battle of Britain dogfight scenes

It’s probably the most famous footage from the best-known historic aviation movie of all time – but as pilot John Preece explains, it took a few goes to get right…

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The plan to kill Hitler by DH.88 Comet

It’s an unlikely killing machine, the elegant, distinctively un-warlike de Havilland DH88 Comet racer G-ACSS — but, in the late 1930s, it was at the centre of a plan to assassinate Hitler. How feasible was it, and who was behind the secretive plot?

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10 classic British naval aircraft of World War II

The Fleet Air Arm played a pivotal role during World War II – these were some of the Royal Navy’s most formidable flying machines

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RAF Fighter Pilot Training in 1941

A fascinating insight into how the RAF was training its new fighter pilots for the Spitfire and Hurricane.

Read a Meteor flight test from 1951

The Gloster Meteor was the first British jet fighter and saw action during World War Two. The design was developed, including the F.8 variant which was flight tested by The Aeroplane 70 years ago…