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  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 22308

    Protection for convoys is one of the jobs of the Fleet Air Arm planes of the Royal Air Naval Station, Sierra Leone. Here a Boulton Paul Defiant from the station sweeps over a big convoy which is just leaving Freetown Harbour. The aircraft took off from...

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 19906

    Five new American built Grumman Avenger three seater torpedo bombers in beam formation during exercises from HMS SPARROWHAWK, the Royal Naval Air Station at Hatston. Note the fact that the torpedo is fully enclosed so as to improve the aerodynamics of...

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 19903

    Six of the new American built Grumman Avenger three seater torpedo bombers in box formation during exercises from HMS SPARROWHAWK, the Royal Naval Air Station at Hatston. Note the fact that the torpedo is fully enclosed so as to improve the aerodynamics...

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 25086

    Aircraft mechanics sleeping behind the wheels of a Fairey Barracuda of 820 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm which stands by on the flight deck of HMS INDEFATIGABLE, moored at the wings but ready to take off. A cruiser can just be seen in the background.

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 12049

    Aircraft handling parties learn how to make the Vought-Sikorsky Kingfisher secure on the flight deck on board HMS PEGASUS. She was originally named ARK ROYAL, and is now used as a catapult training ship for Fleet Air Arm personnel such as pilots,...

  • SPORT & LEISURE DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    SPORT & LEISURE DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 25591

    A game of flight deck soccer, played with a rag ball, on board the aircraft carrier HMS INDOMITABLE as she returned from the Fleet Air Arm raid on Padang, Sumatra.

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 3166

    Wheeling out the torpedoes prior to their being fitted to the machines during training for pilots for naval aircraft at HMS JACKDAW, Royal Naval Air Station, Crail, Fife.

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 25189

    Scene from HMS PURSUER of assault carriers of the Allied invasion armada on their way to rendezvous for the attack on the south of France on 15 August 1944. Six Grumman Wildcats can be seen at the far end of PURSUER's flight deck.

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 27345

    With a large pile of belted up ammunition in the foreground armourers check and load ammunition for Hellcat fighters on the flight deck of HMS AMEER. The photograph was taken during the eleven days of action in the course of which the successful landings...

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 30252

    The "Lily" air strip in the sea off Lamlash, Scotland. The photograph was taken during tests with the "Lily" experimental air strip, invented by Mr R M Hamilton and consisting of hexagonal buoyancy drums hinged together to form a...

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