Quote Originally Posted by SteveK View Post
The germans were unable to gain superiority of the British airspace, and so switched to civilian targets in an attempt to demoralise the British civilian population. The ability of the Luftwaffe to fight in the UK was overexaggered, and the capability of the RAF was underestimated
Wasn't absolutely convinced by this so did some hunting round. Seems you were right and I've been labouring under a (common) misconception. Thanks for putting me right.