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  • ROYAL AIR FORCE FIGHTER COMMAND, 1939-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE FIGHTER COMMAND, 1939-1945.

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Air Force official photographer

    CH 5061

    Flight-Lieutenant E P "Hawkeye"Wells of No 485 (New Zealand) Squadron RAF, sitting in the cockpit of his Supermarine Spitfire Mark VB, "Waikato", at Kenley, Surrey. He assumed command of the Squadron in February 1942, and later led...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE: OPERATIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA, 1939-1943.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE: OPERATIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA, 1939-1943.

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Air Force official photographer

    CM 4425

    Wing Commander P H Bragg, the Commanding Officer of No. 252 Squadron RAF (left), takes lunch with the Squadron Medical Officer beside him, and one of his flight commanders, Flight Lieutenant A D Frecker (right), in the Officers Mess tent at Idku, Egypt.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE OPERATIONS IN THE FAR EAST, 1941-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE OPERATIONS IN THE FAR EAST, 1941-1945.

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Air Force official photographer

    CI 1539

    Air Marshal Sir Hugh Saunders (right), stands with Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Park, the Allied Air Commander-in-Chief, South East Asia, shortly after arriving in Rangoon to take up his appointment as Air Marshal Commanding RAF Burma.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE ARMY CO-OPERATION COMMAND, 1940-1943.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE ARMY CO-OPERATION COMMAND, 1940-1943.

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Air Force official photographer

    CH 7787

    An Airspeed Horsa Mark I troop-carrying glider is hooked up to an Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mark V glider-tug of No. 297 Squadron RAF, before taking off, during an organised press visit to No. 38 Wing RAF and the Airborne Division at Netheravon,...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE FIGHTER COMMAND, 1939-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE FIGHTER COMMAND, 1939-1945.

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer 1942-07-18

    D 10206

    Pilots of No. 310 (Czechoslovak) Squadron RAF lined up after being decorated by Dr Edvard Benesš, the Czech President in exile, at Exeter on the occasion of the second anniversary of the unit's commencement of operations in the United Kingdom....

  • AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE, 1939-1945: DE HAVILLAND DH.98 MOSQUITO.

    AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE, 1939-1945: DE HAVILLAND DH.98 MOSQUITO.

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

    ATP 9899C

    Mosquito NF Mark II, W4076, on the ground at Boscombe Down, Wiltshire, while undergoing handling trials at the Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment. W4076 flew with a number of units before it was struck off charge in June 1945, including;...

  • AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE, 1939-1945: BOULTON PAUL P.82 DEFIANT.

    AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE, 1939-1945: BOULTON PAUL P.82 DEFIANT.

    part of "ROYAL AIR FORCE AIRCRAFT 1941-1959: ATP COLLECTION (GSA 325)" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Aircraft Production (MAP)

    ATP 10751B

    Defiant TT Mark I, DR863, on the ground at the Boulton Paul Aircraft Ltd aerodrome, Wolverhampton. Following tests at the Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment, the aircraft joined the Gunnery Research Unit at Exeter.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE BOMBER COMMAND, 1939-1941.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE BOMBER COMMAND, 1939-1941.

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Air Force official photographer

    C 1013

    Air Chief Marshal Sir Edgar Ludlow-Hewitt, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Bomber Command, sitting in his office at Headquarters Bomber Command, High Wycombe.

  • AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "CHRISTIE MICHAEL (MR)" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Aircraft Production official photographer

    COL 46

    A woman factory worker manufacturing aluminium tinfoil strips (known as 'Window') which were dropped by Allied bombers during air raids from 1943 onwards to conceal the location of the aircraft from German radar.

  • AMERICAN AIRCRAFT IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SERVICE 1939-1945: MARTIN MODEL 187 BALTIMORE

    AMERICAN AIRCRAFT IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SERVICE 1939-1945: MARTIN MODEL 187 BALTIMORE

    part of "ROYAL AIR FORCE AIRCRAFT 1941-1959: ATP COLLECTION (GSA 325)" (photographs) Made by: Royal Air Force official photographer

    ATP 9982B

    Baltimore Mark III, AG837, at Boscombe Down, Wiltshire. Following handling trials at the Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment, AG837 was delivered to the Middle East for operational service.

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