LONDON & RAF MUSEUM photography by morten olesen

Ready to board in Billund

After a short flight to Amsterdam the gate is now open for our departure to London Heathrow

Crew arriving at the gate
Approaching London Heathrow
In the streets of London
London Eye
Never go out without an umbrella
Wait for green light
London taxi
St. Margareth Church

The Tube - the heart of London

RAF Museum at Hendon

Spitfire on display outside the museum
Only three areas? No worries - one full day is even not enough to cover it all
Unexploded bomb
Short Sunderland
....However matters may go in France or with the French Government or with another French Government, we in this island and in the British Empire will never lose our sense of comradeship with the French people. If we are now called upon to endure what they have suffered we shall emulate their courage, and if final victory rewards our toils they shall share the gains, aye. And freedom shall be restored to all. We abate nothing of our just demands—Czechs, Poles, Norwegians, Dutch, Belgians, all who have joined their causes to our own shall be restored. What General Weygand has called the Battle of France is over ... the Battle of Britain is about to begin. Upon this battle depends the survival of Christian civilisation. Upon it depends our own British life, and the long continuity of our institutions and our Empire. The whole fury and might of the enemy must very soon be turned on us. Hitler knows that he will have to break us in this island or lose the war. If we can stand up to him, all Europe may be freed and the life of the world may move forward into broad, sunlit uplands. But if we fail, then the whole world, including the United States, including all that we have known and cared for, will sink into the abyss of a new dark age made more sinister, and perhaps more protracted, by the lights of perverted science. Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves, that if the British Empire and its Commonwealth[note 5] last for a thousand years, men will still say, This was their finest hour.

Sir Winston Churchill, 1940

Blériot XI - named after the French pilot who flew across the English Channel in this monoplane
Eurofighter Typhoon
Sikorsky Hoverfly I
Hawker Hart
Hawker Tempest
F35 mockup
Gloster Meteor
North American P-51D Mustang -
Messerschmitt Me 262
Hawker Siddeleley Buccaneer S2B
Tornado - with 617 sq
617 sq - Dambusters
Hallifax crashed near Trondheim as they were attacking the German battleship Tirpitz in 1942.
Victor K2
A look inside Victor K2
Spitfire mk XIV
The almighty Vulcan B2 - I couldn't even get it all.
Harvard IIB - this particular model was reg. to Danish Air Force from 1949-1960.
Preproduction model of EH-101
Royal Aircraft Factory - RE-8
Created By
Morten Olesen