I'm not a prune type and I don't know if this is the right board for this (so mods please feel free to move me on). In these days of sportspeople and big brother contestants being regarded as heroes its worth having a look at 'Battle of Britain' which was on Film 4 tonight. I've seen it a hundred times and despite its 60s foibles it shows the pain, courage and glory (on both sides) of combat. Just as dirty, messy, painful and exhilirating as naval and land fighting. This movie was made before PC but shows both sides in a balanced way. More than anything it made me feel proud, especially when 'Dowding' puts the MoD man back in his box near the end. Film review over - but as a view of the 0-60 lives of 'The Few' it can't be bettered. Per Ardua ad Astra if any of you old boys read this - and I hope you do - thank you.