ROYAL AIR FORCE OPERATIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA, 1939-1943.

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Three Spitfire LF Mark VBs of No. 244 Wing RAF based at Bu Grara, flying in close starboard echelon formation off the Tunisian coast after escorting light bombers on a sortie to Mareth. Nearest the camera is AB502 ‘IR-G’, the personal aircraft of the Wing Leader, Wing Commander I R "Widge" Gleed, which he flew when he was shot down and killed over Cap Bon on 16 April 1943, while the two accompanying aircraft are ER220 ‘UF-V’ and EP481 ‘UF-F’ of No. 601 Squadron RAF. All three are fitted with Aboukir air filters and have ‘clipped’ wings in order to assist low-level performance.

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Spitfire LF Mk Vs of No. 244 Wing flying over the Tunisian coast after escorting light bombers on a sortie to Mareth, 23 March 1943.

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