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  • 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.

  • 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;...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • BRITISH AIRCRAFT IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SERVICE: SHORT S.29 STIRLING.

    BRITISH AIRCRAFT IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SERVICE: SHORT S.29 STIRLING.

    part of "ASTRELLA ROBERT (STAFF SERGEANT)" (photographs) Made by: Astrella Robert

    COL 368

    Stirling GT Mark IV, LK203 '8E-B'', of No. 295 Squadron RAF based at Harwell, Oxfordshire, taxying at Mount Farm, Oxfordshire, during a glider towing exercise.

  • AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: HURRICANE MARK I (HAWKER)

    AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: HURRICANE MARK I (HAWKER)

    part of "BRITISH AIRCRAFT OF THE PERIOD 1939-1945" (photographs)

    MH 5746

    Hurricane Mark I, L1669, at the Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment, Martlesham Heath, Suffolk, in 1939, shortly before being shipped to Sudan for tropical trials. L1669 was the first Hurricane to be fitted with a tropical air filter and...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE BOMBER COMMAND, 1942-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE BOMBER COMMAND, 1942-1945.

    part of "AIR RAID DAMAGE IN GERMANY, 1943" (photographs)

    HU 13165

    The wrecked rear fuselage and tail turret of Handley Page Halifax Mark II, JB798 'EY-P', of No. 78 Squadron RAF based at Breighton, Yorkshire, lying in a cornfield at Bad Oldesloe, Germany, after being shot down by Luftwaffe gunners of the 8th...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR CENSORSHIP BUREAU LIBRARY OF PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS: CLASSIFIED PRINT COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Parker P R

    HU 91252

    Lockheed Hudson bombers of No 407 'Demon' Squadron, the first Canadian squadron in Coastal Command, lined up at North Coates, 2 November 1941. Aircrew and ground staff gather around a YMCA tea car for 'char and a wad'. Note the pigeon...

  • AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE, 1939-1945: HAWKER HURRICANE.

    AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE, 1939-1945: HAWKER HURRICANE.

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION/BRITISH INFORMATION SERVICE, WASHINGTON DC" (photographs)

    COL 186

    Hurricane Mark IIC, BE500 'LK-A' "United Provinces Cawnpore", being flown by Squadron Leader Dennis Smallwood, the Commanding Officer of No.87 Squadron RAF based at Charmy Down, Somerset. BE500 subsequently served with No. 533...

  • AMERICAN AIRCRAFT IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SERVICE 1939-1945: DOUGLAS DB-7 HAVOC.

    AMERICAN AIRCRAFT IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SERVICE 1939-1945: DOUGLAS DB-7 HAVOC.

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

    ATP 10433C

    Havoc Mark I, AX910, on the ground. Part of an ex-French order for Bostons, all of which were converted to Havocs for RAF service. AX910 conducted armaments trials with the Aircraft Gun Mounting Establishment and the Air Fighting Development Unit,...

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