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  • BRITISH WARSHIPS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    BRITISH WARSHIPS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 5645

    HMS SHEFFIELD (centre) underway in the Mediterranean during Operation Halberd, with HMS EDINBURGH (left) and HMS KENYA (right), other cruisers of the convoy to Malta.

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 4371

    Captain Lord Louis Mountbatten inspecting the ship's company on board HMS KELVIN in Valletta Harbour, Malta (visible in the background).

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 15063

    A big range of aircraft parked at the forward end of the flight deck of HMS ILLUSTRIOUS after landing on completion of an exercise in the Indian Ocean. In the immediate foreground are Grumman Hellcats and Grumman Wildcats and further forward are Fairey...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE: MALTA AND THE MEDITERRANEAN, 1940-1943.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE: MALTA AND THE MEDITERRANEAN, 1940-1943.

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 7839

    Operation SPOTTER: A Supermarine Spitfire flies off HMS EAGLE to reinforce the air defence of Malta. Fifteen Spitfires, flown by replacement pilots for the much depleted No. 249 Squadron RAF, reached the island successfully during this operation.

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 4340

    Members of the ship's company on board HMS KELVIN watching a boxing match beneath a pair of the destroyer's 4.7 inch guns whilst the ship was in harbour at Malta.

  • THE BRITISH ARMY ON MALTA 1942

    THE BRITISH ARMY ON MALTA 1942

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: War Office official photographer

    GM 1377

    Soldiers unload hundreds of cases of powdered milk that arrived aboard HMS WELSHMAN, 30 July 1942. The ship was christened 'HMS MILKMAN' on its arrival.

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 5755

    The Torpedo Officer and Principal Control Officer, finds time for a shave with an electric razor, at his action station during a lull on board HMS SHEFFIELD, while the ship is escorting a Malta convoy in the Mediterranean (Operation HALBERD).

  • THE BRITISH ARMY ON MALTA 1942

    THE BRITISH ARMY ON MALTA 1942

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: War Office official photographer

    GM 494

    Instructors address troops from a Matilda tank in distinctive Malta camouflage, 13 April 1942.

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 11286

    Six Hawker Sea Hurricanes of 885 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm with their engines running, ranged on the deck of HMS VICTORIOUS. All are ready to take off the moment an enemy aircraft is spotted.

  • THE BRITISH ARMY ON MALTA 1942

    THE BRITISH ARMY ON MALTA 1942

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: War Office official photographer

    GM 1428

    Troops cheer as they watch SS MELBOURNE STAR steaming into Grand Harbour carrying supplies and reinforcements, 22 August 1942.

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