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  • ROYAL AIR FORCE: WEST AFRICA COMMAND, 1941-1945. ROYAL AIR FORCE: WEST AFRICA COMMAND, 1941-1945.

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: RAFFPU

    Hawker Hurricanes being assembled for despatch to the North African and Mediterranean theatres, at Takoradi, Gold Coast. In the foreground Hawker Hurricane fuselages are pulled by civilian labourers from their packing crates for assembly, after being...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE: WEST AFRICA COMMAND, 1941-1945. ROYAL AIR FORCE: WEST AFRICA COMMAND, 1941-1945.

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: RAFFPU

    RAF mechanics, assisted by local civilian labourers, check over a line of newly-assembled Hawker Hurricane Mark IICs at Takoradi, Gold Coast, before beginning their ferry flight to Egypt on the West African Reinforcement Route. BE715, the aircraft shown...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE: OPERATIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA, 1940-1943. ROYAL AIR FORCE: OPERATIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA, 1940-1943.

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: No. 205 Group RAF

    Vertical aerial photograph showing Tobruk, Libya, illuminated by a photoflash bomb during a night raid by Vickers Wellingtons of No, 205 Group RAF. Between 7 September and 23 October 1942 the RAF dropped nearly 1,000 tons of bombs on Tobruk and shipping...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE: WEST AFRICA COMMAND, 1941-1945. ROYAL AIR FORCE: WEST AFRICA COMMAND, 1941-1945.

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

    The fuselage of a Hawker Hurricane is pulled from its packing crate for assembly at Takoradi, Gold Coast, after being shipped from the United Kingdom. The wings, tailplanes and propeller can be seen stowed in the side sections of the crate. Once...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE: OPERATIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA, 1939-1943. ROYAL AIR FORCE: OPERATIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA, 1939-1943.

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

    Vertical aerial reconnaissance view of the landing ground at Umm el Ghindel, Libya, ploughed up before it was abandoned by the Luftwaffe, in order to delay or prevent its use by the Allied forces during their advance on Sirte.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE: OPERATIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA, 1939-1943. ROYAL AIR FORCE: OPERATIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA, 1939-1943.

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: No. 21 Squadron SAAF

    A salvo of bombs from Martin Baltimores of No. 21 Squadron SAAF explodes on enemy transport on the road between el Daba and Fuka, Egypt, at the start of the enemy's withdrawal from the Battle of El Alamein. 465 Allied aircraft attacked the slow-moving...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE OPERATIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA, 1939-1943. ROYAL AIR FORCE OPERATIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA, 1939-1943.

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: No. 12 Squadron SAAF

    El Maou landing ground at Sfax, Tunisia, subjected to intense carpet-bombing during the second of three attacks on successive days (30 March - 1 April 1943) by Allied light bombers, to deny the use of the airfield to Axis aircraft operating against the...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE OPERATIONS IN MALTA, GIBRALTAR AND THE MEDITERRANEAN, 1940-1945. ROYAL AIR FORCE OPERATIONS IN MALTA, GIBRALTAR AND THE MEDITERRANEAN, 1940-1945.

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: No. 14 Squadron RAF

    Bombs exploding on Maleme airfield, Crete, during a daylight raid by Bristol Blenheim Mark IVs of No. 14 Squadron RAF, flying from LG 21/Qotafiya III, Egypt. The aircraft are Junkers Ju 52/3ms, most of them in a wrecked condition as a result of the...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE OPERATIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA, 1939-1943. ROYAL AIR FORCE OPERATIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA, 1939-1943.

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: No. 113 Squadron RAF

    German transport column on the Agheila-Agedabia road, south of Benghazi, under cannon attack from Bristol Blenheim Mark IV, Z5867, of No. 113 Squadron RAF. The first two lorries are running off the road.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE: WEST AFRICA COMMAND, 1941-1945. ROYAL AIR FORCE: WEST AFRICA COMMAND, 1941-1945.

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs)

    Nigerian labourers tarring and gravelling one of the newly-constructed runways at Ikeja, north of Lagos. The airfield was constructed as one of the vital staging posts on the West African Air Reinforcement Route from the Gold Coast to Egypt.

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