Michael WainwrightMichael Wainwright is one of the Battle of Britain fighter pilots we filmed with the help of the Roger De Haan trust and Group Captain Patrick Tootal.
Michael Wainwright1Michael Wainwright started flying in 1936 and joined the RAF in 37. He went on to fight in the Battle of Britain with 64 Squadron and gives a great account of his experiences. In this film he talks about his early flight training in a Hawker Fury.
Michael Wainwright2Michael recalls the day that war was declared and talks about his early career in fighter command flying the Bristol Blenheim.
Michael Wainwright3Micheal heads to France to provide cover for the British boats. It's his first encounter with the Luftwaffe and he's lucky to make it back to RAF Hawkinge.
Michael Wainwright4Sub/Lt. Dawson-Paul was one of the Squadrons better pilots and was shot down over the channel on the 25th July. He was captured by a patrolling German E boat and Michael wanted revenge.
Michael Wainwright5Michael moves to 102 Glider OTU as an instructor. One of his key tasks was trying to teach novice pilots how to find a glide path to a safe landing location. One of the biggest problems they had was dealing with farmers who were unhappy when their livestock was worried. Thanks to Michael for a super interview.
Michael Wainwright is one of the Battle of Britain fighter pilots we filmed with the help of the Roger De Haan trust and Group Captain Patrick Tootal.