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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP08 Mar 2023 8:41 p.m. PST

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"This story is told by Jack the younger brother of Albert Williams. Albert at the age of eighteen volunteered for the Royal Air Force. He reported for duty to the Scottish Aerodrome at Prestwick on 7th November 1938. His service number was 580582, and having qualified as a Navigator/Observer he was then posted to 21 Squadron, Watton, which was equipped with Bristol Blenheim bomber aircraft. War was declared against Nazi Germany in September 1939, and the Royal Air Force commenced operations against them.

The Blenheim a direct descendant of the ‘Britain First', sponsored by Lord Rothermere, finally moved the RAF from biplanes into the modern era of stressed skin monoplanes with retractable landing gear and flaps. When first shown to the public in 1935, the Britain First proved to be at least 50 mph faster than the current front line fighters…"

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