Memorial unveiled to first RAF pilot to shoot down Nazi bomber





A memorial has been unveiled dedicated to the first RAF pilot to shoot down an enemy bomber in British airspace during the Second World War.

Squadron Leader Patrick Gifford spotted the German plane near Dalkeith, Midlothian, while flying a Spitfire during a patrol on October 16, 1939.

The bomber had been part of a group of 12 planes attacking Royal Navy ships in the Firth of Forth....


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