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RAF Unveils Commemorative Typhoon
2015 is the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. To commemorate this and acknowledge the immense sacrifice and bravery of all who fought in the battle the RAF has painted a Typhoon fast jet in a Battle of Britain colour scheme. The aircraft is also painted with the 249 Squadron identification number of the only Fighter Command pilot to be awarded a Victoria Cross medal during the battle: Flight Lieutenant James Brindley Nicolson VC DFC. #BoB75 http://www.RAF.mod.uk