Now that our thoughts are with Remembrance we thought we’d share with you a very special photograph kindly provided by our Ops Director Clare Swan of twins affectionately called the Spitfire Twins.
The photograph illustrates Clare’s late father-in-law Fred, pictured on the left, with his identical twin brother John working on spitfires during the second world war at RAF Biggin Hill, the most famous fighter station in the world.
The twins would have almost certainly being part of the Battle of Britain fighting to protect Britain from the Nazi Luftwaffe invasion. It is with great tribute to them and their efforts that we are still a little island called Britain.
The picture was taken from a well known book called Biggin on the Bump by author Bob Ogley who details the men, women, machines and the indomitable spirit of all those drawn into conflict from 1916to 1945 - and beyond, told through the story of RAF Biggin Hill. The author's royalties are to be donated to the RAF Benevolent Fund.
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