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  • LEISURE AND ENTERTAINMENT DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    LEISURE AND ENTERTAINMENT DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

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

    A 27152

    The Armed Forces: An amateur theatrical performance on board HMS TRUMPETER at sea. Leading Photographer G McConnell, impersonating a deranged Adolf Hitler is carried off the stage at the end of his monologue by two 'asylum attendants' played by...

  • 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 19766

    Two of the men who cook for over five hundred men daily in the galley of HMS TRACKER whilst she is sailing in the north Atlantic. All-electric cooking is a great asset in these American built Escort Carriers.

  • 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 25189

    Scene from HMS PURSUER of assault carriers of the Allied invasion armada on their way to rendezvous for the attack on the south of France on 15 August 1944. Six Grumman Wildcats can be seen at the far end of PURSUER's flight deck.

  • 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 27345

    With a large pile of belted up ammunition in the foreground armourers check and load ammunition for Hellcat fighters on the flight deck of HMS AMEER. The photograph was taken during the eleven days of action in the course of which the successful landings...

  • 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 19723

    The undercarriage of this Fairey Swordfish of 816 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm collapsed after the pilot landed on too heavily owing to the deck of HMS TRACKER pitching violently whilst she was sailing in the North Atlantic. Note the crowd of men preparing to...

  • WITH THE ESCORT CARRIER HMS STRIKER AT SEA, 1944.

    WITH THE ESCORT CARRIER HMS STRIKER AT SEA, 1944.

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

    A 23320

    On one of the occasions which sometimes occurs on carriers, when it becomes necessary to clear the deck very quickly after an aircraft has made a crash landing. The aircraft, so badly damaged, is not worth repairing and after stripping every useful part...

  • 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 22094

    A Fairey Swordfish on the snow-covered flight deck of the merchant aircraft carrier HMS ANCYLUS. Note the engine cover on the aircraft.

  • 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 19752

    An operation being carried out in the well-equipped operating theatre on board HMS TRACKER whilst she is in the North Atlantic.

  • THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC 1939-1945

    THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC 1939-1945

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

    A 27853

    Anti-Submarine Weapons: A Mk XI aerial depth charge being loaded onto a Grumman Avenger aircraft on board the escort carrier HMS SHAH in eastern waters.

  • 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 27964

    An unusual sight in a crowded harbour in the far east. A Grumman Avenger bomber of the Royal Navy launched into the air from the flight deck of HMS AMEER. Pilots call this method of getting air-borne being "squirted" off.

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