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Turn round to find the Lancaster behind you and the Spitfire in the same area



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Turn round to find the Lancaster behind you and the Spitfire in the same area. Although many different aircraft were used in the Second World War, these were two of the most famous. The Spitfire is a fighter and the Lancaster is a bomber.










Spitfire © IWM (CH 12752)

Lancaster with members of RAF 106 squadron in 1943 © IWM (HU 91941)



Choose one of these aeroplanes and look at it closely (you can use the labels to help you if you like). Write down three things which make the plane good at its job:

A notice appeared on the order board asking anyone to volunteer who could ride a motorcycle, drive a car, speak a foreign language… to come”

Mr. Kenneth Kennett, IWM archives 10790

Mr. Kennett was volunteering for a special unit in the Army. What other skills do you think you would need to be a good soldier, sailor or pilot in the Second World War?







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