Many foreign fighters fought in the RAF (8/10)

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An often-excluded fact of the reality of the war was that the British military employed a great many hundreds of thousands of men from the Commonwealth realms, most specifically India, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Of the roughly three thousand RAF pilots, around two-thirds of this number were non-British. In fact, these divisions proved to be highly deadly in the skies, with the Polish No. 303 fighter squadron downing the most German planes of any allied unit participating in the battle.

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