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  • AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE, 1939-1945: SUPERMARINE SPITFIRE.

    AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE, 1939-1945: SUPERMARINE SPITFIRE.

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

    ATP 10748F

    Spitfire Mark VB(T), AB344, on the ground at the Vickers-Armstrong Supermarine works at Eastleigh, Southampton, fitted with a long-range 90-gallon ferry drop tank, with which it flew from HMS EAGLE to Malta on 7 March 1942. AB344 was destroyed during an...

  • 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 "FUDGE, D A" (photographs)

    HU 72343

    Supermarine Spitfire, 'T-M', of No. 249 Squadron RAF awaits at readiness at Krendi, Malta.

  • 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: Royal Air Force official photographer

    ME(RAF) 7589

    Wing Commander Adrian Warburton when Officer Commanding No. 683 Squadron RAF at Luqa, Malta. Below his decorations (DSO, DFC and 2 bars), on his left breast pocket, Warburton wears "The Order of the Winged Boot", an unofficial award given to...

  • 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: Royal Air Force official photographer

    CM 1356

    Hawker Hurricane Mark IIs of No. 185 Squadron RAF, lined up at readiness at Hal Far, Malta. Hurricane Mark IIB, Z5265 'T' (centre,) was the aircraft flown by the Commanding Officer, Squadron Leader P W O Mould, when he was shot down and killed...

  • 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: Royal Air Force official photographer

    CM 3706

    Wing Commander P P Hanks, while leader of the Luqa Fighter Wing in Malta. Prosser Hanks served with the RAF before the war, joining No. 1 Squadron RAF in 1936, and serving with them during the campaign in France, by which time he was a flight commander...

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: War Office official photographer

    GM 852

    A three-quarter length portrait of Vice Admiral Sir Frederick Edward-Collins, Commander North Atlantic, in the gardens of Government House with the keys of the Fortress of Gibraltar after being appointed Acting Governor and Commander in Chief of 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 "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: War Office official photographer

    GM 263

    Vickers Wellington Mark IC, X9889 'BL-D' of No. 40 Squadron RAF, under guard at Gibraltar while en route to the unit's new base at Luqa, Malta. X9889 was one of three of the squadron's Wellingtons destroyed during a German air raid...

  • 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 "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: War Office official photographer

    GM 1024

    Airmen ground crew, assisted by soldiers and sailors, load a Mark XII aerial torpedo into the bomb bay of a Bristol Beaufort Mark I at Luqa, Malta, in preparation for a sortie against the Italian naval force threatening the 'HARPOON' Convoy.

  • HMS LIVELY

    HMS LIVELY

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: War Office official photographer

    GM 165

    Underway in Grand Harbour, Valletta, Malta.

  • 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: Royal Air Force official photographer

    ME(RAF) 5224

    Bristol Beaufort Mark II of No. 39 Squadron RAF based at Luqa, Malta, flying at low level during an attack on an Axis tanker in the Ionian Sea. This aircraft retains the unit codes of No. 86 Squadron RAF which, with Nos. 39 and 217 Squadrons RAF, was...

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