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  • THE ROYAL AIR FORCE IN BRITAIN, JANUARY 1942

    THE ROYAL AIR FORCE IN BRITAIN, JANUARY 1942

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR COLOUR TRANSPARENCY COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Air Force official photographer

    TR 24

    A Bristol Beaufort I N102/'MW-S' of No 217 Squadron, Royal Air Force readies for take off from St Eval, Cornwall as the ground crew pull the chocks from in front of its wheels.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR CENSORSHIP BUREAU LIBRARY OF PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS: CLASSIFIED PRINT COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Parker P R

    HU 91252

    Lockheed Hudson bombers of No 407 'Demon' Squadron, the first Canadian squadron in Coastal Command, lined up at North Coates, 2 November 1941. Aircrew and ground staff gather around a YMCA tea car for 'char and a wad'. Note the pigeon...

  • AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BRISTOL TYPE 156 BEAUFIGHTER.

    AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BRISTOL TYPE 156 BEAUFIGHTER.

    part of "BATCHELOR K S (GROUP CAPTAIN)" (photographs)

    HU 93016

    Beaufighter TF Mark X, RD767, in flight shortly after completion at Bristol’s Weston-Super-Mare factory. This late-production model features AI Mark VIII radar housed in a 'thimble' nose, and a large extension to the dorsal fin to improve...

  • AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: VICKERS WARWICK.

    AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: VICKERS WARWICK.

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

    ATP 13566B

    Mark I Lifeboat fitted to a Warwick ASR 'Stage A' aircraft.

  • AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE, 1939-1945: SHORT S.25 SUNDERLAND.

    AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE, 1939-1945: SHORT S.25 SUNDERLAND.

    part of "ROYAL AIR FORCE AIRCRAFT 1941-1959: ATP COLLECTION (GSA 325)" (photographs)

    ATP 10539C

    Sunderland Mark I, T9042, undergoing conversion as the Mark III prototype on the slipway at Short Brothers Ltd factory at Rochester, Kent. T9042 first flew as the Mark III on 28 June 1941 and served as a training aircraft with No. 4 (Coastal)...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE COASTAL COMMAND, 1939-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE COASTAL COMMAND, 1939-1945.

    part of "HUNT L" (photographs)

    MH 7654

    The crew of Bristol Beaufort Mark I, L9939 'AW-W' "Wreck", of No 42 Squadron RAF, which torpedoed and damaged the German heavy cruiser LUTZOW off the Norwegian coast on 13 June 1941, gathered by the nose of their aircraft at Leuchars...

  • AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE, 1939-1945: SHORT S.26 'G' CLASS EMPIRE FLYING BOAT.

    AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE, 1939-1945: SHORT S.26 'G' CLASS EMPIRE FLYING BOAT.

    part of "GREEN PETER H T (MR)" (photographs)

    HU 1772

    Short S.26, X8274, moored on the Medway at Rochester, Kent, before being flown to Blackburn Aircraft Ltd at Dumbarton for the installation of radar equipment. X8274, originally built as G-AFCJ "Golden Fleece" for Imperial Airways, was...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    part of "MINISTRY OF SUPPLY" (photographs)

    MH 2985

    The Short Rangoon, a military version of the civilian Calcutta used by Imperial Airways, circa 1936.

  • AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: DE HAVILLAND DH 98 MOSQUITO.

    AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: DE HAVILLAND DH 98 MOSQUITO.

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

    ATP 13854C

    Mosquito FB Mark XVIII, PZ468 ‘QM-D’ of No. 254 Squadron RAF, on the ground at North Coates, Lincolnshire.

  • AMERICAN AIRCRAFT IN RAF SERVICE 1939-1945: LOCKHEED L-214 & L-414 HUDSON.

    AMERICAN AIRCRAFT IN RAF SERVICE 1939-1945: LOCKHEED L-214 & L-414 HUDSON.

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

    ATP 10925C

    Hudson Mark III, V8977, short range version, on the ground at Eastleigh, Hampshire, following erection by Cunliffe Owen Aircraft Ltd. V8977 was delivered to No. 269 Squadron RAF, and later served with No. 1428 Flight and the Air Transport Auxiliary.

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