ROYAL AIR FORCE: 2ND TACTICAL AIR FORCE, 1943-1945.
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Four Norwegian fighter pilots standing to attention following the presentation of awards to each by Air Chief Marshal Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory, Commander-in-Chief of the Allied Expeditionary Air Force, at North Weald, Essex. They are (left to right): Lieutenant-Colonel K Birksted, Commander of the Norwegian Wing, presented with the DSO; Major A Austeen, Commanding Officer of No. 331 (Norwegian) Squadron RAF, presented with the DFC; Major W Christie, Commanding Officer of No. 332 (Norwegian) Squadron RAF, presented with the DFC; and Captain N K Jorstad, flight commander of No. 331 (Norwegian) Squadron RAF, presented with the DFC.
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