ROYAL AIR FORCE FIGHTER COMMAND, 1939-1945
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A Czech pilot, Flight Sergeant Spacen, posing on Supermarine Spitfire LF Mark IXB, MH489 "Red Rose II", at Squires Gate airport, Blackpool, Lancashire, before flying it to Biggin Hill, Kent, to join No. 485 Squadron. The photograph was taken on the occasion of the presentation of three Spitfires ("Red Rose II, III and IV") to the RAF by the Lancashire Constabulary at Squires Gate.