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  • THE ROYAL AIR FORCE IN THE NORTH AFRICAN DESERT, APRIL 1943

    THE ROYAL AIR FORCE IN THE NORTH AFRICAN DESERT, APRIL 1943

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR COLOUR TRANSPARENCY COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Air Force official photographer

    TR 819

    A Royal Air Force Intelligence Officer sounds an improvised gong to call air crews for briefing on an airfield in the North West African desert.

  • THE ROYAL AIR FORCE IN THE LIBYAN DESERT, MAY 1943

    THE ROYAL AIR FORCE IN THE LIBYAN DESERT, MAY 1943

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR COLOUR TRANSPARENCY COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Air Force official photographer

    TR 815

    Crew of No 252 Squadron, Royal Air Force at improvised washbasins, with water from a jerry can. The tent has a double canopy, the outer canvas was to absorb the sun's heat.

  • 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 13668

    As seen from inside their tent, two pilots of 881 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm outside their quarters at McKinnon Road, East Africa. The Royal Naval Air Station was built deep in the African bush as a base for squadrons of the Fleet Air Arm. One of the men is...

  • THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA 1941

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA 1941

    (photographs) Made by: Jarche J

    E 3361E

    A soldier having his head shaved, 12 August 1941.

  • CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: GENERAL

    CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: GENERAL

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Beaton, Cecil

    CBM 1334

    The Western Desert 1942: Lines of washing strung across the desert sand.

  • THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE IN NORTH AFRICA, MAY 1943

    THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE IN NORTH AFRICA, MAY 1943

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR COLOUR TRANSPARENCY COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Air Force official photographer

    TR 879

    Air and ground crews of No 417 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force line up for bully and tea on a desert airfield in North Africa.

  • 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 "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Beaton, Cecil

    CBM 1327

    RAF officers enjoy a lunchtime drink at the bar in the Officers Mess at a desert air base in Egypt.