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  • WRNS BOARDING OFFICERS WITH THE NAVAL CONTROL SERVICE: THE WORK OF THE WOMEN'S ROYAL NAVAL SERVICE, UK, 1944

    WRNS BOARDING OFFICERS WITH THE NAVAL CONTROL SERVICE: THE WORK OF THE WOMEN'S ROYAL NAVAL SERVICE, UK, 1944

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

    D 19088

    Wren Visual Signallers at work transmitting messages with an Aldis lamp, somewhere in Britain. These Signallers accompany the WRNS Boarding Officer on her trips to shipping in the harbour and use the lamps to send and receive messages to and from the...

  • THE BRITISH ARMY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM 1939-45

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM 1939-45

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

    H 11826

    Motorcycle despatch riders pass messages to a headquarters Scout Car Mk IB during an exercise to test airfield defences in the South of England, 22 July 1941.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE TRANSPORT COMMAND, 1943-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE TRANSPORT COMMAND, 1943-1945.

    part of "IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM FILM FRAMES COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: IWM staff photographers

    IWM FLM 2582

    Hawker Hurricane Mark IIC, MW367 'DR-B' "Jessie", of No. 1697 (Air Despatch Letter Service) Flight based at Northolt, Middlesex, taxying on arrival at an airfield in southern England, possibly Thorney Island, Hampshire, with mail from...

  • THE ROYAL NAVY ON THE HOME FRONT, 1914-1918

    THE ROYAL NAVY ON THE HOME FRONT, 1914-1918

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    Q 18615

    A pilot releasing a pigeon carrying a message for help after his seaplane was forced down onto the water.

  • Traffic Signals : Eighth Army Area, Italy 1944

    Traffic Signals : Eighth Army Area, Italy 1944

    (art) Made by: Seago, Edward Brian 1944

    Art.IWM ART LD 5638

    image: A telegraph pole in the centre of a roundabout in an Italian town covered in British and Commonwealth military traffic signs pointing in all directions, including one at the top of the pole which reads 'Chaos Corner'. The signs spill out...

  • THE TELEPHONE SERVICE CARRIES ON, LONDON, JANUARY 1942

    THE TELEPHONE SERVICE CARRIES ON, LONDON, JANUARY 1942

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

    D 6425

    After delivering a message, the messenger boy accompanies the telephone subscriber to the Emergency Telephone Bureau, where this business man can make a telephone call in response to the message. The road on the left is Sise Lane, so they are walking...

  • AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: DE HAVILLAND DH.86.

    AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: DE HAVILLAND DH.86.

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

    ATP 9451A

    Interior of cabin showing instrument panel and controls.

  • THE KOREAN WAR 1950 - 1953

    THE KOREAN WAR 1950 - 1953

    part of "CENTRAL OFFICE OF INFORMATION KOREAN WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Godfray Martin (Sergeant, British Army PR photographer, Rifle Brigade)

    MH 33210

    On his way up to the front with an important communication, jeep dispatch rider Lance Corporal Frank Wilson seeks advice as to the quickest route from Lance Corporal George Tolson, a military policeman, on point duty.

  • THE GERMAN ARMY ON THE EASTERN FRONT, 1914-1918

    THE GERMAN ARMY ON THE EASTERN FRONT, 1914-1918

    part of "GERMAN FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL EXCHANGE COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: German official photographer (Photographer)

    Q 86801

    German troop moving up to forward positions in the driving snow. Note their use of sledges as means of transportation and a signals repairman on a telegraph pole.

  • THE ROYAL NAVY ON THE HOME FRONT, 1914-1918

    THE ROYAL NAVY ON THE HOME FRONT, 1914-1918

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    Q 18618

    Skipper Wharton, DSC and Bar, releasing a pigeon from his little craft.

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