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Published on Apr 6, 2013
Spitfire pilot recalls the Battle of Britain
Recorded on the 23rd August 2010 92 years-old, Denis Robinson from Winchester looks back at his role in the Battle of Britain when he flew Spitfires from RAF Warmwell in Dorset. As a 22 year-old sergeant pilot, Mr Robinson was involved in early aerial battles with the Luftwaffe and was shot down on 8 August 1940. His skills learnt as a flight instructor meant he was able to make a forced landing in fields near Wareham. Interviewed by BBC South's Steve Humphrey, Denis Robinson gives a remarkable insight into the summer of 1940 when Britain's fate lay in the hands of the RAF pilots who Prime Minister Winston Churchill called 'the few'.