After an awards ceremony at Hornchurch, Essex, decorated RAF pilots cheer King George VI. They are, (left to right): Flying Officer J L Allen, Flight-Lieutenant R R Stanford Tuck, Flight-Lieutenant A C Deere, Flight-Lieutenant A G Malan, Squadron-Leader J A Leathart and an airman bugler. Allen, Deere, and Leathart, all serving with No. 54 Squadron RAF, had, between them, shot down 25 enemy aircraft by the end of the Battle of France.
RAF pilots cheer King George VI at an awards ceremony at RAF Hornchurch, 27 June 1940.