ROYAL AIR FORCE: 2ND TACTICAL AIR FORCE, 1943-1945.
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Hawker Typhoon Mark IBs of No. 609 Squadron RAF start their take off run at Thorney Island, Hampshire, at the start of a sortie by No. 123 Wing to attack enemy radar sites on the Normandy coast. Typhoons of No. 198 Squadron RAF wait their turn including, on the right, their new Commanding Officer, Squadron Leader I J Davies, who replaced Squadron Leader J Niblett, killed on a similar sortie the previous day.
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