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I started flying, in part, because of reading about these men (kids?, boys? - when I was a child, they were my grandfather's age; now, as an adult, my children are almost that age...) so I've always felt a kinship.
Now, I'm just filled with gratitude for their sacrifice, and sadness for their loss...

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Great photos north thanks for sharing.
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Yes, thanks for sharing.

Where else did you visit?
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Nice post expressing a great sentiment.

Have you been to the RAF Museum at Hendon, or the Tangmere Museum?

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I just went to Tangmere a month ago, my cousin was based there for a while during the Battle of Britain. Very interesting and great volunteer staff.
http://www.tangmere-museum.org.uk/
I also went to the memorial at Runnymead with its 20,000 names
super powerful, with Windsor Castle on the left, Heathrow on the right, London and the Thames river below.
A pretty powerful poem on one of the windows looking out over london.
http://www.airmen.dk/NOV2013-6.htm
Certainly are alot of Canadian names on the walls. Canada did its part.
Here's a bunch better pics of the memorial.
http://www.richardpgibbs.org/2014/03/th ... enemy.html
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photofly wrote:Yes, thanks for sharing.

Where else did you visit?
Of general interest, Bletchley Park.

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Duxford, and the groovy American bomber pilot bar in Cambridge, where crews wrote their names on the ceiling with their Zippo lighters before they flew.

My father was 19 in the Battle of Britain. Compare that with what you were doing at 19.
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You mean the RAF bar at the Eagle, on Bene't Street. I spent a lot of time in that pub as an undergrad.
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That's the one. Good atmosphere in there, sad that lots of the patrons died so young.
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