PeteSpencer wrote:I can almost believe this.
The scene featuring the Polish pilots first taste of combat was based on a real event: The Polish 303 "Kosciuszko" Squadron was on a training flight with their English Commander Ronald Kellett when one of his pilots, Flying Officer Ludwik Paszkiewicz, noticed a German Dornier bomber and wanted to attack. Kellett turned him down, but Paszkiewicz attacked anyway and brought the bomber down. Afterwards, he was reprimanded by Kellett in front of the squadron, but in private he was (unofficially) commended by Kellett, who also told him [that] 303 was now operational. Paszkiewicz was killed in action on September 27, 1940.
Rob P wrote:Tonight focuses on the 30th August so might well include F/O Paszkiewicz's action on that day, which was the basis for the "Repeat please" scene in the movie.