Defenders of the Sky

20161 season

Aircraft and history enthusiast Jules Hudson adventures across the UK to reveal the hidden stories of the airfields that saved Britain and her wartime allies during both world wars.

Episodes


  • Defenders of the Sky 1-1 Biggin Hill

    Join Jules Hudson at Biggin Hill where the unique geography ensured the creation of an airfield back in 1917. He discovers the importan...

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  • Defenders of the Sky 1-2 Farnborough

    Join Jules Hudson at Farnborough, the birthplace of British aviation. No other single location in the world has contributed quite as mu...

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  • Defenders of the Sky 1-3 Duxford

    Join Jules Hudson at Duxford, home of Douglas Bader's Big Wing during the Battle of Britain. During WW2 the aerodrome became a fig...

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  • Defenders of the Sky 1-4 Stow Maries

    Join Jules Hudson at Stow Maries, Europe's largest surviving WW1 aerodrome. Throughout WW1 Stow Maries witnessed the sheer bravery...

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  • Defenders of the Sky 1-5 Coningsby

    Join Jules Hudson at RAF Coningsby, a frontline station in the defence of the UK for over 70 years. Coningsby has been home to many fig...

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  • Defenders of the Sky 1-6 Calshot

    Join Jules Hudson at Calshot, where he explores the former seaplane and flying boat station. He discovers its history from the first fl...

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  • Defenders of the Sky 1-7 Bentwaters

    Join Jules Hudson at Bentwaters, a former RAF base with its history deep in the Cold War era. It was the last airfield to be activated ...

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  • Defenders of the Sky 1-8 Hurn

    Join Jules Hudson at Hurn, where he finds out how the once WW2 RAF airfield has turned into a commercial airport. RAF Hurn was home to ...

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  • Defenders of the Sky 1-9 Tangmere

    Join Jules Hudson at Tangmere, a former RAF base famous for its role during the Battle of Britain. But its history also tells another s...

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  • Defenders of the Sky 1-10 Yeovilton

    Join Jules Hudson at RNAS Yeovilton, home of the Fleet Air Arm and Europe's largest Naval Aviation Collection. It has more than 10...

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