Air Commodore Alan Deere
"There can be no doubt that victory in the Battle of Britain was made possible by the Spitfire. Although there were more Hurricanes than Spitfires in the battle, the Spitfire was the RAF's primary weapon because of its better all-round capability. The Hurricane alone could not have won this great air battle, but the Spitfire (if in sufficient numbers) could have done so."
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Information about the development and history of the Spitfire
Imperial War Museum, Duxford
RAF Duxford (now an Imperial War Museum) was the first RAF base to receive production Spitfires.