It's never an easy decision to send men into battle, knowing that some of them will not return from the mission. Yet this was a decision made daily by then Group Captain John Verney, 20th Baron Willoughby de Broke.
Sergeant Pilot Fred Young was just 26 when he was killed right at the start of the Battle of Britain.
Bunting was hung in homes across the UK and around the world on Sunday as fundraisers joined in the RAF Benevolent Fund's first Great British Sunday Lunch!
Triumphant cheers and the ringing of 52 bicycle bells heralded the return of the Battle of Britain 75th anniversary bike riders on Saturday.
Flt Lt Malcolm Finney 'Eddie' Edwards made the ultimate sacrifice during WWII – on 29 December 1944, he was shot down over Germany – 23 days before his daughter was born.
Day three of the Battle of Britain 75th anniversary bike ride saw Tim Coogan and his fellow cyclists arrive back in England.
American cyclist Jill Cheney sums up day two of the Battle of Britain 75th anniversary Brompton bike ride – Beauvais to Dieppe.
Clair Roberts has turned her passion for vintage into a living and now she's aiming to raise funds for the RAF Benevolent Fund.
Rider Wg Cdr Steve Berry is tired, with a "sore rear", but in good spirits after day one of the Battle of Britain 75th anniversary Brompton Bike Ride.
Great British Sunday Lunch has become a global fundraiser as a group of aviation enthusiasts plan a dinner in memory of New Zealand Dambuster Les Munro.