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  1. AlanJM says

    This is something of a disputed incident that was alleged to have taken place on 18.8.40,
    when men of the 4th Kent Platoon of the Home Guard, which included caddies from a nearby golf course, clerks, milkmen and postmen, led by WWI veteran, Lieutenant Bertie Miller, reportedly shot down a Dornier 17 at Leaves Green, near Biggin Hill.
    While the Air Ministry gave Mr Miller’s men credit for the shooting, other sources claim it was because of ground defences at Kenley and attacks from 111 Squadron. However, when interviewed years later, the Dornier pilot, Herr Rudolf Lamberty, stated "I was attacked by a Spitfire and then met the full force of the defences from the ground".

  2. AlanJM says

    This is something of a disputed incident that was alleged to have taken place on 18.8.40,
    when men of the 4th Kent Platoon of the Home Guard, which included caddies from a nearby golf course, clerks, milkmen and postmen, led by WWI veteran, Lieutenant Bertie Miller, reportedly shot down a Dornier 17 at Leaves Green, near Biggin Hill.
    While the Air Ministry gave Mr Miller’s men credit for the shooting, other sources claim it was because of ground defences at Kenley and attacks from 111 Squadron. However, when interviewed years later, the Dornier pilot, Herr Rudolf Lamberty, stated "I was attacked by a Spitfire and then met the full force of the defences from the ground".

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