Joint Recipients of the RAF’s First VCs of World War Two

The first two Victoria Crosses of World War Two were awarded to the bridge busting crew of a 12 Sqn Fairey Battle. Yet their gunner went unrewarded

The RAF’s 12 Sqn moved into France during the opening days of World War Two and by May 1940 its single-engined Fairey Battle bombers were involved in combat with German forces that were advancing through the Low Countries in a Blitzkrieg movement.


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