Director David Blair talks to TFN at the Warsaw premiere of his new film ‘Hurricane’
During the Battle of Britain, the 303 Squadron became legendary as its Polish pilots became the highest scoring RAF squadron in the entire battle.
Having been driven across Europe by the Nazi German war machine, the pilots made it to the UK where they became an essential part of the defence of Britain.
Britain lacked trained pilots as recruits were being quickly shot down and the young, unexperienced pilots were dying faster than more could be trained.
The battle-hardened Polish pilots, having seen action in both Poland and France, were more than a welcome addition.
Known as ‘The Few’ they were given Hurricane airplanes and in the lethal melee above the skies of Britain they fought with skill and tenacity.