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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

    CS 175

    U-boats were not the only threat to the convoys in northern latitudes. A watch had to be kept on the Arctic pack-ice, the extent and composition of which varied depending on the time of year. To this end No 269 Squadron in Iceland flew regular 'ice...

  • 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

    CS 178

    U-boats were not the only threat to the convoys in northern latitudes. A watch had to be kept on the Arctic pack-ice, the extent and composition of which varied depending on the time of year. To this end No 269 Squadron in Iceland flew regular 'ice...

  • 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

    CS 221

    A Northrop N-3PB floatplane of the Norwegian-manned No 330 Squadron, here being used to transport a seriously ill woman to hospital in Reykjavik in Iceland, May 1942.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: FIGHTER COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: FIGHTER COMMAND

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

    C 457

    Pilots and ground crew gather around the fuselage Balkenkreuz from No 87 Squadron's first kill, a Heinkel He111 shot down by Flight Lieutenant Robert Voase-Jeff on 2 November 1939. Pilot Officer Dennis David, who damaged another Heinkel on the same...

  • 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

    CS 172

    U-boats were not the only threat to the convoys in northern latitudes. A watch had to be kept on the Arctic pack-ice, the extent and composition of which varied depending on the time of year. To this end No 269 Squadron in Iceland flew regular 'ice...

  • 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 301

    Leading Aircraftman Walter 'Spike' Caulfield in the turret of a Hudson of No 206 Squadron. Caulfield was awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal for an action on the evening of 31 May 1940, in which his aircraft fought off several Me 109s over...

  • 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 283

    Bombing up a Hudson of No 206 Squadron at Bircham Newton, early June 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 9755

    'Torbeau'. Experiments in 1942 proved that the Beaufighter would make a capable torpedo-bomber. This Mk VI, J L832/1 of No 144 Squadron, based at Tain in Scotland, was photographed on 25 April 1943.

  • 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 299

    Flight Lieutenant William 'Willy' Biddell of No 206 Squadron, photographed in his aircraft soon after being awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for an action on the evening of 31 May 1940, in which he fought off several Me 109s over Dunkirk..

  • 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 9587

    The smiling crew of a No 120 Squadron Liberator, 'X for X-Ray', photographed at Aldergrove in the small hours of the morning, prior to taking off on a convoy patrol far out into the Atlantic, April 1943.

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