Documentary charting the build up to the 75th anniversary of Battle of Britain Day on September 15, 2015. An estimated 40 Spitfires and Hurricanes from across the UK, USA and Europe will come together at the Boultbee Flight Academy, the world's only Spitfire Flying School, to take part in an historic flypast over the South of England. Dermot O'Leary hears the memories of veterans who have come to witness it.
Designed in 1935 by Reginald Mitchell, the Supermarine Spitfire was a revolutionary fighter aircraft, which proved to be more than a match for its German opponents. In the summer of 1940, at a crucial moment in history, it helped turn the tide of World War Two, by providing Britain's vital air defence during the Battle of Britain. This is the inside story of the role of revolutionary fighter plane, with archive film, colour re-enactments and a first-hand account from Battle of Britain pilot Bob Doe.
As 40 Spitfires and Hurricanes assemble for a unique flypast marking the 75th anniversary of Battle of Britain Day, two special programmes commemorate the heroes Churchill famously called 'The Few'