COLIN Miles seems worried that we fought the last war against Germany, Austria, and Italy.

We had some important allies also from Europe.

In the Battle of Britain, a crucial episode.

RAF 303 Squadron was the most successful and, given the marginal nature of the battle’s outcome, the victory might be attributed to their contribution.

The pilots, let’s remember, were free Poles. It was not the only Polish contribution.

We have become so caught up in our national myth-making about standing alone that we have forgotten the global and European help that we received.

We have always been a European power and our security depends on the stability of Europe. Given the pace of modern developments, that truth is greater now than ever.


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