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  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    part of "Air Ministry" (photographs)

    MH 5171

    The first production Blackburn Botha, L6104, at the time of its maiden flight in December 1938. The Botha was a product of the RAF's expansion and re-equipment programme in the late 1930s and was designed to replace the Avro Anson and the Vickers...

  • 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.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

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

    ATP 9767B

    Liberator I AM910 during tests at the Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment (A&AEE) at Boscombe Down in Wiltshire, July 1941.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE: 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE: 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR PRESS AGENCY PRINT COLLECTION" (photographs)

    HU 91239

    Sunderland N9021/KG-G of No 204 Squadron, moored at Mount Batten, Plymouth, in early 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

    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 "HUNT L" (photographs)

    MH 7655

    This No 42 Squadron Beaufort crew (L9939/AW-W) became the centre of attention after a successful torpedo strike on the heavy cruiser LUTZOW on the night of 12/13 June 1941. Seen in this image is Flight Sergeant Ray Loveitt (second from left) with his...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

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

    ATP 11552B

    Liberator V BZ791 at Boscombe Down in November 1943. This aircraft was used by A&AEE for test purposes and was never assigned to an operational squadron.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    part of "MINISTRY OF SUPPLY" (photographs)

    MH 3043

    Consolidated Model 28-5 (PBY) patrol-bomber P9630, on test at the MAEE (Marine Aeroplane Experimental Establishment) at Felixstowe in 1939. The aircraft was named Catalina by the RAF.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    part of "IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM FILM FRAMES COLLECTION" (photographs)

    IWM FLM 1678

    US Navy PB4Y-1 Liberator B-7/U of VPB-105, in flight ,1945. Three US Navy Liberator (PB4Y-1) squadrons (VPB-103, -105 and -110) had been on loan to Coastal Command for over a year and had recently been joined at Dunkeswell by a detachment from VPB-114....

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE: 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE: 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    part of "BRITISH OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs)

    MH 33968

    An Anson of No 502 Squadron undergoing a major inspection at Aldergrove, near Belfast, April 1940.

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