whole:The poster has a thin white border. There are three lines of white, capitalised, sans-serif type across the upper portion of the page. The lower two-thirds show a black and white photograph montaged over the airbrushed, blue background of the poster. image: A group of five uniformed airmen stand together, looking upwards towards the left. Behind them is an airbrushed blue sky. text: Never was so much owed by so many to so few. The Prime Minister
Although the poster, with its famous quotation of Winston Churchill, was a tribute to the fighter pilots of the Battle of Britain, the airmen featured actually belonged to a bomber crew. The pilots were, from left to right, Sgt 'Dinty' Moore, Sgt Peter Elliot, Sgt Rawles, Sgt Harold Stone (DFM) and Sgt James Craig. However, by picturing these sergeant-pilots, as opposed to commissioned officers, the message of the poster was clear; the victory of 1940 was one won through the efforts and sacrifices of the Royal Air Force as a whole.