ROYAL AIR FORCE OPERATIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA, 1939-1943.
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Fitters inspect a damaged Bristol Hercules VI engine, removed from Bristol Beaufighter Mark VIF, V8447 'S' "Slippery Ship II", of No. 89 Squadron RAF (seen in the background), at Castel Benito, Libya. The aircraft was flown by the successful night fighting team of Flying Officer M C Shipard RAAF and Pilot Officer D Oxby, who achieved 13 confirmed victories together.
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