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The Battle of Britain in numbers

Around 40 Spitfires, Hurricanes and Bristol Blenheim bombers have taken flight from Goodwood Aerodrome to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

WWII aircraft took to the skies above West Sussex Credit: PA Wire

The flight marked the biggest congregation of wartime aircraft since the Second World War and to mark the event here are 10 facts you need to know:

2,936
RAF pilots who served with Fighter Command, also referred to as "The Few" by Winston Churchill
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640
The number of aircraft that RAF Fighter Command had to take on the Germans in July, 1940
2,600
The number of Luftwaffe aircraft British pilots faced that month
20
The average age of an RAF pilot in 1940
15
The number of other nations whose pilots flew for Britain during the battle
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544
The number of RAF Fighter Command pilots who lost their lives in the Battle of Britain
1,743
The number of new fighter aircraft produced in the summer of 1940
1,023
The number of RAF aircraft that were lost during the Battle of Britain
£264
Each pilot's yearly salary
350
The speed in mph most Spitfires can achieve in level flight