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The 16 October marks the 80th Anniversary of the first Luftwaffe raid on Britain in World War Two (1939-1945). RAF Squadron 603 was scrambled to intercept, piloting Spitfires for the first time. They would be invaluable during the Battle of Britain (1940).

Author: British Pathé

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