Helping to Win the Battle of Britain – the CAN/RAF in Bomber Command

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In this video, Mathias Joost presents his research about Canadians who enlisted in Royal Air Force (RAF) Bomber Command during the Battle of Britain. Mathias outlines his reasons for researching this topic, including dispelling the common myth of “the Few” being limited to RAF fighter pilots, and giving some credit to Bomber Command aircrew for helping to win the Battle of Britain. In the end, “the Few” should be seen as more than just the fighter pilots. RAF Bomber Command aircrew played their role in winning the Battle of Britain, and Canadians were amongst this group.

Presenter: Mathias Joost

Major Mathias Joost works at the Canadian Armed Forces' Directorate of History and Heritage. With 30 years of service in both the regular and reserve forces, he regularly finds items of interest that can put a whole new perspective on what he “knows” about events and periods.

Helping to Win the Battle of Britain – the CAN/RAF in Bomber Command

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