Spitfire Paddy in a plane
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Spitfire Paddy: the Irish ace who gave his all in Battle of Britain

This week 75 years ago, the future of Europe hung by a thread over the skies of southern England as the Battle of Britain came to a climax.

Pilots from the UK, the Commonwealth, the US and countries invaded by Germany were involved, including Brendan Finucane from Dublin, also known as "Spitfire Paddy".

BBC News NI's Mervyn Jess reports on how one Irishman became a poster boy for the airforce.

  • 15 Sep 2015
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