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A relaxed portrait of a corporal of the Royal Air Force as he stands under the port engine of Consolidated Liberator Mark II, AL511 'A', of No. 108 Squadron RAF at Fayid, Egypt. This aircraft is decorated with 'Dumbo' nose art.
Portrait of the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Middle East Forces, Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder sitting at his desk at Air House, his official residence in Cairo, Egypt.
The end of the shift. Tens of workers, both male and female, having finished their work stream off a large vessel and through the shipyard.
Cecil Beaton self portraits: Cecil Beaton (in shorts and shirt) with wicker baskets beside a wall with Chinese characters in Puncheng in south eastern China.
An aircrew of No. 39 Squadron RAF don their flying kit before boarding Martin Maryland BS764 at a desert airfield.
The crew of Consolidated Liberator Mark II, AL511 'A', of No. 108 Squadron RAF walk from their aircraft at Fayid, Egypt. Note the "Dumbo" motif painted on the nose. AL511 failed to return from a bombing sortie over Tripoli on 3 May...
RAF officers enjoy a lunchtime drink at the bar in the Officers Mess at a desert air base in Egypt.
RAF ground crew working on Vickers Wellington Mark IC of No. 38 Squadron RAF in a sandbagged revettment at Shallufa, in the Canal Zone, Eypt.
Shipbuilding: A welder with his protective mask working with a blow torch.
Armourers manoeuvre a bomb-trolley under a Vickers Wellington Mark II at a desert air base in Egypt, prior to loading her for a sortie.