The Few
The Few were the Allied airmen of the Royal Air Force (RAF) who fought the Battle of Britain in the Second World War. The term comes from Winston Churchill's phrase "Never, in the field of human confl...
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William Wedgwood Benn, 1st Viscount Stansgate
Air Commodore William Wedgwood Benn, 1st Viscount Stansgate PC, DSO, DFC (10 May 1877 – 17 November 1960) was a British Liberal politician who later joined the Labour Party. A decorated Royal Air Forc...
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George Bennions
Squadron Leader George Herman "Ben" Bennions DFC RAF (15 March 1913 – 30 January 2004) was one of the leading Battle of Britain Spitfire pilots.
George Bennions was born in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent...
David Coke
The Honourable David Arthur Coke , (/ˈkʊk/ KUUK; 4 December 1915 – 9 December 1941) was a Flight Lieutenant in the Royal Air Force Reserve during the Second World War, and is considered a flying ace, ...
Raymond Baxter
Raymond Frederic Baxter OBE (25 January 1922 – 15 September 2006) was a British television presenter and writer. He is best known for being the first presenter of Tomorrow's World, continuing for 12 ...
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Patrick Woods-Scawen
Patrick Philip "Woody" Woods-Scawen DFC, was a Royal Air Force Officer, who flew during the Battle of Britain and as such is on of "The Few".
Woods-Scawen was born on 29 June 1916 in Karachi, Indi...
Jackie Mann
Jackie Mann DFM (11 June 1914 – 12 November 1995) was a British former RAF fighter pilot in the Battle of Britain, who in later life was kidnapped by Islamists in Lebanon in May 1989, and held ho...
Percy Lucas
Percy Belgrave "Laddie" Lucas, CBE, DSO and Bar, DFC, (2 September 1915 - 20 March 1998), was a Royal Air Force Officer, left-handed golfer, author and Member of Parliament (MP).
Lucas was the son...
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Cyril Joe Barton
Cyril Joe Barton VC (5 June 1921 – 31 March 1944) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarde...
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Amy Johnson
Amy Johnson CBE, (1 July 1903 – 5 January 1941) was a pioneering English aviator. Flying solo or with her husband, Jim Mollison, Johnson set numerous long-distance records during the 1930s. Johnson f...
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Russel Warren Howe
Russel Warren Howe (1 August 1925 – 17 December 2008) was an English author and journalist.
He was a well known international journalist whom wrote more than 20 books ranging from biographies...