Battle of Britain campaign 2014 – 28th-29th Aug – 1100+ raiders push RAF to the brink of defeat

Posted: August 30, 2014 in Battle of Britain, RAF, wargames, West End Games
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28th Aug – Stormy/rain clearing at midday – German Effort – Light – Single raid against Poling RDF broken up before reaching target. For once weather has hindered RAF’s tactics as rest has allowed Luftwaffe’s fighter arm back to 100% operational capability.

Losses RAF 2, Luftwaffe 7

29th Aug – Cloudy becoming stormy in afternoon – German Effort – ALL OUT – 1100+ enemy aircraft counted crossing Channel towards England. Early morning attacks defeated with heavy loss but sheer weight of numbers eventually tell as RAF Sqns are destroyed later in the day and on the ground as airfields rendered inoperable.  Churchill & Dowding’s resignations demanded. Peace negotiations with German delegation commenced. All but a few diehards in Fighter Coomand accept that total defeat is now inevitable.  

Losses RAF 22, Luftwaffe 72

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