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  • WEST INDIANS IN BRITAIN DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    WEST INDIANS IN BRITAIN DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Brock, F. J. (Flying Officer) (Photographer) 1944-01-27

    A recruit from the first contingent of ground staff volunteers for the Royal Air Force from the West Indies, holding his newly-issued kit at No 2 Receiving Centre, Cardington, Bedfordshire, England, 27 January 1944.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Air Force official photographer

    Flying Officer J F Greenam (in the centre) and his crew, photographed in front of Lancaster W4201 of No 57 Squadron at Scampton, February 1943. This image was part of a sequence taken for an Air Ministry picture story entitled 'T for Tommy Makes a...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE BOMBER COMMAND, 1942-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE BOMBER COMMAND, 1942-1945.

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Air Force official photographer

    Planning a large scale bombing operation: Air Vice Marshal C R Carr, Air Officer Commanding No 4 Group (centre), issuing instructions in the operations room at Headquarters in Heslington Hall, near York. On his left is his Senior Air Staff Officer, Air...

  • THE POLISH AIR FORCE IN BRITAIN, 1940-1947

    THE POLISH AIR FORCE IN BRITAIN, 1940-1947

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Air Force official photographer (Undefined) 1941-07-16

    General Władysław Sikorski, the Commander-in-Chief of the Polish Armed Forces, granting commissions to sergeant-pilots during the new Polish Air Force standard presentation ceremony at RAF Swinderby, 16 July 1941. Note civilian and official military...

  • OPERATION OVERLORD (THE NORMANDY LANDINGS): D-DAY 6 JUNE 1944: PERSONALITIES

    OPERATION OVERLORD (THE NORMANDY LANDINGS): D-DAY 6 JUNE 1944: PERSONALITIES

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Air Force official photographer

    Head and shoulders portrait of Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder GCB Deputy Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: FIGHTER COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: FIGHTER COMMAND

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Air Force official photographer

    In November 1941 the first Squadron of Belgian volunteers was formed in Fighter Command. One of its pilots was Pilot Officer H. A. Picard, seen here on the wing of his Spitfire at Kenley in July 1942. His aircraft was among a number 'presented...

  • THE POLISH AIR FORCE IN THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN

    THE POLISH AIR FORCE IN THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Tovey P H F (Mr) (Photographer) 1940-12-15

    Air Marshal Sholto Douglas inspecting pilots of No. 303 Polish Fighter Squadron before decorating four airmen of the unit with the Distinguished Flying Cross during a presentation ceremony at RAF Leconfield, 15 December 1940.

  • THE POLISH AIR FORCE IN THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN

    THE POLISH AIR FORCE IN THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Devon, Stanley (Flight Lieutenant) (Photographer) 1940-10-24

    A group of pilots of No. 303 Polish Fighter Squadron walking towards the camera from a Hawker Hurricane (probably Hurricane Mk.I, RF-F, V6684) after returning from a fighter sortie at RAF Leconfield, 24 October 1940. Left to right, in the front row are...

  • THE POLISH AIR FORCE IN THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN

    THE POLISH AIR FORCE IN THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Tovey P H F (Mr) (Photographer) 1940-12-15

    Flight Lieutenant Zdzisław Henneberg of No. 303 Polish Fighter Squadron being decorated with the Distinguished Flying Cross by Air Marshall Sholto Douglas, 15 December 1940. The first four Polish recipients of the DFC received their awards for their...

  • THE POLISH AIR FORCE IN BRITAIN, 1940-1947

    THE POLISH AIR FORCE IN BRITAIN, 1940-1947

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Air Force official photographer 1942-04-10

    Armourers of No. 303 Polish Fighter Squadron replenishing the 20-mm cannon of a Supermarine Spitfire Mark VB with ammunition, during a gun test in front of the firing butts at RAF Northolt.

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