A little off topic, but .....
your mention of the aircraft of the Battle of Britain brought back a fond memory. In the late '60s I stepped off a Boeing 707 at Los Rodeos airport in the Canary Islands, on leave from Germany. Lined up on the tarmac apron was a row of at least 10 Heinkel 111s with the Fascist Franco black 'X' on the rudder!
There were armed sentries, so I wasn't able to get very close. I asked why they were there and was told that they were used to ferry troops of the Spanish Foreign Legion on R&R from Morocco.
Sure enough, all over the place were these tanned, fit looking Legionnaires with the little red tassel dangling from their caps. Very dashing! The senoritas were all over them in the cantinas.
I can't help but draw comparisons between those old fighter planes and old west gunslingers on horseback.