The Battle of Britain: On this day in 1940, the Luftwaffe mounted its biggest daylight attack on London, conducting 1,020 sorties over the skies of Britain. In response, Fighter Command launched 705 sorties, claiming 56 Luftwaffe aircraft. Although the Battle of Britain would continue, this day proved to be decisive and convinced the German High Command that reports of ‘Fighter Command’s impending demise had been greatly exaggerated’. For detailed analysis and narratives on the events of the Battle of Britain, read the RAF CASPS Battle of Britain Special Edition Air Power Review.
Pictures: © IWM (HU 49253); © IWM (CH 1561); UK CROWN COPYRIGHT / MOD. Courtesy of Air Historical Branch (Royal Air Force).
In a mere four months, eleven pilots of 41 Sqn would not survive the conflict. Here we recognise the Squadron aircrew, EngO and IntO from the Battle of Britain alongside others of note during the War.
For partners of people serving in the RAF, there can be several challenges from dealing with deployments and frequent moves to paying for childcare and planning for the future.
Through research we have carried out, we're aware that the most significant barriers to partners moving forward are not a lack of experience or qualifications, or writing CVs or interview skills, but identifying what they want to achieve and the routes to do this.
Our new programme, Thrive, aims to help partners overcome these barriers and aims to also:
We are running trials of Thrive at RAF Leeming, RAF Halton, RAF Benson and RAF Northolt, with a series of five workshops taking place at each location led by qualified coaches who themselves have served or are the partners of serving RAF.
Workshop coursesThe workshops at RAF Leeming, RAF Halton and RAF Benson will focus on the following:
The focus at RAF Northolt is on exploring entrepreneurship and the course is titled 'A Start-Up Adventure', with an aim of helping you develop and work on any business ideas you may have in a supportive environment.
Sign up to ThriveTo apply to take part in our Thrive programme, simply fill in our online form.
We recommend attending all five workshops in the series in order to gain the maximum benefit from the programme. However, each workshop will be stand-alone if you prefer to attend just one.
Each workshop will last for two hours, which includes a break, with an additional hour of informal networking and coffee afterwards.
The workshops are free to attend, and childcare will be arranged or provided for those that need it.
If you would like more information about our Thrive programme, please contact Damian Pinel, RAF Projects Manager on 020 7303 3434 or 07702883641 or email email@example.com.
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