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ROBERT VERKAIK is the former home affairs editor of the Independent and the former security editor of the Mail on Sunday.
He now writes for the Guardian, Independent, i, Tortoise, Observer, Times, Sunday Telegraph and Sunday Times.
Robert is the author of Defiant: The Untold Story of the Battle of Britain; Jihadi John: The Making of a Terrorist and Posh Boys: How English Public Schools Ruin Britain, published by Oneworld in 2016 and 2018.
His reporting has been long-listed for both the Orwell Prize and the Paul Foot Awards.
He was a runner-up in the specialist journalist category at the 2013 National Press Awards.
This episode of Thought and Leaders commemorates the anniversary of the Battle of Britain, as well as marks Poppy Day 2020.
Robert takes you on an amazing journey through time uncovering the secrets of the Battle of Britain, including the story of the unsung hero - the Defiant aircraft.
Strap up and chocks away! Get ready for an adventure..
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Above all, please remember this year's very special Poppy Day and all those who served to ensure you would fight a very different enemy in 2020
(Listening time - 35 minutes).