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Battle at Bristol on 9-10-16----a fantastic venue and a record breaking crowd of 156,990 watched the VOLS win over the Hokies, 45-24!!!


Battle of Bristol to be lucrative for Tennessee, Virginia Tech

A proposed rendering of Bristol Motor Speedway set-up for the "Battle at Bristol" college football game between Virginia Tech and Tennessee on September 10, 2016. Description from I searched for this on


At the beginning of July 1940 there were eight sector airfields in No 11 Group, which formed a formidable line of defence from the north-east of London to the south-west of England. The airfields were: North Weald (Essex), Hornchurch (east of central London), Biggin Hill (Kent), Kenley (Surrey), Tangmere (West Sussex), Middle Wallop (Hampshire), Northolt (west of central London) and Filton (Bristol). Within days of the battle opening the number of sectors was reduced…


A still from camera gun footage taken from a Supermarine Spitfire Mark I of No. 609 Squadron RAF flown by Pilot Officer R F G Miller, showing a Heinkel He 111 of KG 53 or KG 55 taking hits in the port engine from Miller's machine guns. The aircraft was one of a force which bombed the Bristol Aeroplane Company's factory at Filton, Bristol. Miller was killed two days later when he collided head on with a Messerschmitt Bf 110 of III/ZG 26 over Cheselbourne, Dorset.