A flight of Spitfires on an intruder mission in clear wintry weather. Such sorties were a staple of the RAF input to the conflict in Europe - the cannon equipped Spits would be briefed for �targets of opportunity� and relatively free to roam looking for likely military installations. A low level flight profile was employed to �hide� their presence as much as possible - then a pounce on the target and scramble back for home, again as low as they dared. Sorties like this were code named �Rhubarb� and the cause of much trouble to the German infrastructure and military.
October 11th, 2011
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