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  • 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 1941-07-29

    CH 3175

    Stirling N3663/MG-H of No 7 Squadron, on display at Newmarket Heath, Suffolk, during a visit by King Peter of Yugoslavia, 29 July 1941. A typical bomb load is on view beneath the aircraft for the King's inspection.

  • 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: No 3 Group, Bomber Command Photographer

    CH 17360

    Stirling N3751/BU-P of No 214 Squadron was one of 144 aircraft of the Bomber Command involved in the Bremen raids, 27/28 June 1942.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

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

    HU 83150

    Stirlings of No 7 Squadron photographed at Oakington during an open day for the press, 10 October 1941. The background aircraft, W7444/MG-G, was an early production model with the rarely photographed twin Browning beam guns mounted amidships (just...

  • 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: No 3 Group, Bomber Command Photographer

    CH 17359

    Sergeant Frank Griggs of 214 Squadron, points to some minor damage to his Stirling, N3751/BU-P, after crash-landing at Stradishall, 28 June 1942. The aircraft was damaged by flak and fighters after attacking Bremen.

  • RAF STIRLINGS FLY CZECHOSLOVAK ORPHANS TO GREAT BRITAIN

    RAF STIRLINGS FLY CZECHOSLOVAK ORPHANS TO GREAT BRITAIN

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

    CH 15903

    RAF Stirlings were used to relieve some of the suffering of the war. As well as returning Czechoslovaks to their own country, the Stirlings also returned to Britain with hundreds of Czechoslovak children, orphans who had been in concentration camps...

  • 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 3139

    This Stirling, N3641/MG-D, seen being prepared for a flight, was the second Stirling to be delivered to No 7 Squadron at Leeming and took part in their first raid over Rotterdam on the night of 10-11 February 1941.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 8972

    A Stirling I of No 218 (Gold Coast) Squadron being bombed-up at Downham Market, Norfolk, in the summer of 1942, soon after the airfield, which was a satellite of Marham, opened. The bomb train has arrived at the Stirling's dispersal and a pair of 1,...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

    part of "AIR HISTORICAL BRANCH COLLECTION" (photographs)

    HU 25889

    On the night of 7-8 September 1941 Bomber Command broke a grim record - the heaviest losses in one night so far in the war. In a major raid on Berlin and diversionary attacks on Kiel and Boulogne, 18 aircraft out of 295 despatched were lost. This...

  • 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: RAF Elvington Station Photographer

    CH 12677

    A Stirling of No 149 Squadron at Lakenheath being loaded with 1,500lb sea mines, March 1944.

  • 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 7746

    Flight Sergeant A M Halkett DFM (third from right) and his crew pose by the tail of Stirling I N3669/LS-H of No 15 Squadron, after completing the aircraft's 62nd operation, November 1942.

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