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    Battle of Britain buildings given Grade II status - News - The Southern Reporter

    Three buildings which played a key part in the Battle of Britain have been given Grade II listed status.

    The buildings at RAF Northolt in Middlesex include a hangar which housed Sir Winston Churchill's personal aircraft in which he flew to meet Allied leaders.

    Another of the newly-listed buildings at the west London airfield is a former squadron watch office from which Northolt's pilots were scrambled during the Battle of Britain in 1940.

    The third listed building is the operations block which was prototype of the "Dowding System" - a method of communication which allowed the command chain to communicate to intercept enemy aircraft, the first such system in the world.

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