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  • ROYAL AIR FORCE: 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE: 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

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

    C 667

    King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visited the Bristol Aeroplane Company at Filton, near Bristol, on 7 February 1940. They are seen here being shown one of the new Beauforts (probably L4442, the second to be completed) by Captain Cyril Unwins, Bristol...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

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

    CM 6629

    Hudson III T9459, part of No 233 Squadron's detachment at North Front airfield, with the famous Rock of Gibraltar providing a backdrop, March 1942.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

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

    C 243

    Two airmen demonstrate the dorsal .303in Vickers 'K' guns of a Sunderland of No 210 Squadron at Pembroke Dock, December 1939.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

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

    CH 2465

    The duty officer in the tower at RAF Catfoss in Yorkshire keeps watch while an airman signals to an aircraft using an Aldis lamp, April 1941. Catfoss was home to No 2 (Coastal) OTU.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

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

    CH 3484

    A member of the ground crew poses in the narrow 'fighter-type' cockpit of one of No 44 Squadron's Hampdens, September 1941. Note his 'Rhodesia' shoulder title and the bomb tally painted on the fuselage.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

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

    CH 3426

    Flight Lieutenant Christopher Cheshire of No 76 Squadron grins from the cockpit of his Halifax I, L9530/MP-L, at Middleton St George, 6 August 1941. Painted on the fuselage below is his tongue-in-cheek family crest incorporating various 'Cheshire...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE: 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE: 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

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

    CH 1600

    Beaufort L4463/MW-C "Swee'Pea" of No 217 Squadron, receiving engine maintenance at St Eval in Cornwall, October 1940.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

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

    CH 15350

    Last patrol. The war may have been over, but until all the U-boats at sea had been accounted for Allied shipping had to be protected, and convoy escorts continued in the weeks following the end of hostilities. Finally, in the later afternoon of 3 June...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

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

    CH 3388

    Handley Page Halifax I, L9562/MP-D, of No 76 Squadron in flight, 6 August 1941.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE: 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE: 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

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

    CH 1081

    A Dutch air gunner in the turret of an Anson of No 320 Squadron at Carew Cheriton, near Pembroke Dock, in August 1940.

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