Epsom, 1st ed., 1996. 160 pp., numerous cold., + b&w photo-ills. D.j., 30 x 21cm. Small bump to foot of spine o/w Nr.FINE. By 1957 nearly all of the thousands of wartime Spitfires and Hurricanes had been reduced to scrap metal. A 'few' dedicated pilots and ground-crew set about the task of keeping at least one example of each of the RAF's most famous aircraft flying and so was born the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. In 1995, fifty years after the end of the Second World war, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight attended over 200 events in the UK and on the continent. The authors of this book were there to witnesses the triumphs and frustrations of the modern day 'few' who maintained and flew the 'jewels of the sky' that are the Lancaster, Hurricane and Spitfires of the BBMF. Given access to previously unseen archive material, plus photographs shot by members of the Flight, the authors tell the true story of the BBMF which is accompanied by almost 200 colour photographs.