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  • AMERICAN AIRCRAFT IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SERVICE 1939-1945: DOUGLAS SKYMASTER.

    AMERICAN AIRCRAFT IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SERVICE 1939-1945: DOUGLAS SKYMASTER.

    part of "ROYAL AIR FORCE AIRCRAFT 1941-1959: ATP COLLECTION (GSA 325)" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Aircraft Production (MAP)

    ATP 13077C

    Skymaster Mark I, EW999, on the ground at Lyneham, Wiltshire, where it was based for the personal use of the Prime Minister and his entourage. The aircraft still bears its USAAF serial number on the tail, (43-17126) at this stage.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE: FRANCE, 1939-1940

    ROYAL AIR FORCE: FRANCE, 1939-1940

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

    C 374

    Winston Churchill, First Lord of the Admiralty, inspects an RAF guard of honour at an airfield, during his visit to France.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE OPERATIONS IN THE FAR EAST, 1941-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE OPERATIONS IN THE FAR EAST, 1941-1945.

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

    CI 678

    The crew of "Winnie" a Consolidated Liberator B Mark VI of No. 159 Squadron RAF based at Digri, India, salute the nose insignia on their aircraft. Sitting in the pilot's seat is Flying Officer Ken Alcorn of Perth, Australia, the captain...

  • 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

    CNA 860

    The Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, and the Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Air Command, Sir Arthur Tedder, stroll round the airfield at Châteaudun, Algeria, during a visit to USAAF units based there.

  • AMERICAN AIRCRAFT IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SERVICE 1939-1945: CONSOLIDATED LIBERATOR.

    AMERICAN AIRCRAFT IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SERVICE 1939-1945: CONSOLIDATED LIBERATOR.

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: No. 45 (Atlantic Transport) Group RAF

    CH 14142

    LB-30 Liberator, AL504 “Commando”, in flight over Canada, November 1944. One of the original aircraft ordered by the Anglo-French Purchasing Commission in the United States and taken over by the British after the fall of France, AL504 became the...

  • AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: AVRO 685 YORK.

    AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: AVRO 685 YORK.

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

    CNA 4152

    York C Mark I, LV633 “Ascalon”, VVIP Standard aircraft for use by King George VI and the Prime Minister, taking off from Chateaudun, Algeria, with Winston Churchill and Anthony Eden on board. “Ascalon” was operated by the King’s Flight of No. 24...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE: 2ND TACTICAL AIR FORCE, 1943-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE: 2ND TACTICAL AIR FORCE, 1943-1945.

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

    CL 513

    On arriving in Normandy, the Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, shakes hands with Wing Commander M T Judd, leader of No. 143 (Canadian) Wing, among a line of pilots assembled to meet him at B2/Bazenville. On the extreme left stands Air Vice Marshal H...

  • 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: Royal Air Force official photographer

    CM 3211

    The Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, accompanied by Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Royal Air Force Middle East Command (to the left of Churchill) and Air Vice-Marshal Arthur "Mary" Coningham, Air...

  • AMERICAN AIRCRAFT IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SERVICE 1939-1945: CONSOLIDATED LIBERATOR.

    AMERICAN AIRCRAFT IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SERVICE 1939-1945: CONSOLIDATED LIBERATOR.

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

    CH 18803

    The main cabin interior of LB-30 Liberator, AL504 "Commando", the personal transport aircraft of the Prime Minister, photographed at Northolt, Middlesex, on returning to the United Kingdom, following extensive modification and a complete...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE FERRY COMMAND, 1941-1943.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE FERRY COMMAND, 1941-1943.

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

    CH 8550

    The Prime Minister, Winston Churchill in RAF uniform, accompanied by Air Chief Marshal Sir Charles Portal, Chief of the Air Staff, leaving Consolidated Liberator "Commando" of No. 24 Squadron RAF at Lyneham, Wiltshire, on their return from the...

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