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64 Squadron At RAF Station Hornchurch

Two fighter squadrons fly Supermarine Spitfire aircraft from RAF Hornchurch during the Second World War.

Non-Fiction 1942 33 mins Silent

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This film gives unusually close and detailed access to one of Britain’s most renowned aircraft in its heyday, being expertly handled by pilots and ground crews alike. Opening with the RAF’s 64 Squadron flying the famous Supermarine Spitfire aircraft, as they would have done during the Battle of Britain.