The Few - a Battle of Britain Tribute.
The "Battle of Britain" and the pilots as "The Few". These brave pilots came from
all walks of life, many were trained and experienced, but most had come ...
The Battle of Britain was a historic fact. We won it, the Germans lost it and in so doing suffered their first major reverse of the whole war. But by now, after over 60 years, the historical facts have been shrouded and obscured by a web of myth and legend
Ian Hartas wrote:-
Several years ago, I was honoured to receive a copy of a hand produced book which has the same title as shown above. This book is actually a photograph album. In it are the recollections and results of many years of research by Flt. Lt. J.H. Holloway, M.B.E., RAF (Retd). He began this work in 1957 and it was not until 1976 that he had most of the information needed to complete the book. Sadly he died in 1986 before his life's ambition had been completed.
2,945 copies of this album have been produced -- one for each of those known as "The Few".
Where the person had died, the album was passed to the nearest known living relative.
With the permission of the people who completed his work, I have created this web site with the intention that memory of "The Few" is kept alive.
I was too young to know or remember this air battle, which took place far south of Solihull, but we are all in dept to those young men.