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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...

  • THE ROYAL NAVAL SERVICE OF PETTY OFFICER J H ARGENT

    THE ROYAL NAVAL SERVICE OF PETTY OFFICER J H ARGENT

    (photographs)

    IWM DOC 745

    A full-length portrait of J H Argent as a newly promoted Petty Officer, on board a Royal Navy vessel, possibly the destroyer HMS SPEEDWELL. Argent served on HMS SPEEDWELL during the evacuation of Dunkirk but was later killed in action whilst serving on...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: FIGHTER COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: FIGHTER COMMAND

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

    HU 86315

    A Hurricane IIB of No 79 Squadron refuelling at Fairwood Common, Swansea, 15 September 1941.

  • THE ROYAL AIR FORCE 1919-1939

    THE ROYAL AIR FORCE 1919-1939

    part of "THE ROYAL AIR FORCE INTER-WAR AND DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR" (photographs)

    HU 26040

    Gloster Gauntlets of No 19 Squadron at the RAF Review at Mildenhall, July 1935.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: FIGHTER COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: FIGHTER COMMAND

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

    ATP 13611 C

    The Spitfire's trademark elliptical wing was substantially changed in the Mk 21, a major redesign of the aircraft, and the last variant to see operational service (with No 91 Squadron) before the end of the war. The Mk 22 and the final Mk 24 were...

  • THE ROYAL AIR FORCE 1919-1939

    THE ROYAL AIR FORCE 1919-1939

    part of "BIRCH M R (MRS)" (photographs)

    HU 3664

    Hawker Furies of No 25 Squadron, 1935.

  • THE FREE FRENCH DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE FREE FRENCH DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "AMERICAN (US) EMBASSY SECOND WORLD WAR PHOTOGRAPH LIBRARY: CLASSIFIED PRINT COLLECTION" (photographs)

    TA 12727

    General de Gaulle in uniform at his desk.

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

    HU 81248

    Ground crew re-arm a No 489 Squadron 'Torbeau' at Langham in Norfolk, June-July 1944. This RNZAF Beaufighter squadron usually flew alongside neighbouring No 455 Squadron RAAF on anti-shipping strikes, the latter acting in the anti-flak role.

  • 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

    CE 106

    Flight Lieutenant M Cybulski (left) and Flying Officer H Ladbrook of No 410 Squadron, RCAF, with their severely charred Mosquito II at Coleby Grange, 27 September 1943. On an intruder sortie over the Netherlands the previous night the pair had attacked a...

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