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'The pilots were exceptionally brave'

Ronald Tooke

The Spitfire and Hurricane pilots of the Battle of Britain garner much of the glory, but they would never have taken off without their ground crew.

In the second of five reports, reporter Sanchia Berg talks to Ronald Tooke, who was a young engine fitter for a frontline Hurricane squadron.

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