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  • Spitfires at Sawbridgeworth, Herts

    Spitfires at Sawbridgeworth, Herts

    (art) Made by: Ravilious, Eric 1942

    Art.IWM ART LD 2125

    image: A view of five Spitfires on an airfield. The two Spitfires in the foreground stand side by side, with a brick wall between them.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE AIRCRAFT OF THE INTERWAR PERIOD

    ROYAL AIR FORCE AIRCRAFT OF THE INTERWAR PERIOD

    part of "PUNNETT R S" (photographs)

    MH 5224

    Spitfire Mk.5c, AB320. Prototype fitted with tropical filter and slipper tank, in flight.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: FIGHTER COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: FIGHTER COMMAND

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

    F 2344A

    On 6 December 1939 King George VI, with the Duke of Gloucester and Viscount Lord Gort (Commander-in-Chief of the BEF), inspected RAF Air Component units at Lille-Seclin. Here the King greets Squadron Leader J. S. 'Johnny' Dewar, commanding No...

  • 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 18612

    An RAF Boulton Paul Defiant fighter stages a low-level 'attack' against troops at a battle school in South-Eastern Command, 12 April 1942. Some of the soldiers 'return fire' with their rifles.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: THE RAF IN FRANCE, 1940

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: THE RAF IN FRANCE, 1940

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

    C 623

    For shooting down the first German aircraft to fall to the RAF in France, Flight Lieutenant Robert Voase-Jeff of No 87 Squadron was awarded the Croix de Guerre. He is seen here among a group of French pilots on 3 February 1940, saluting General Vuillemin...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: FIGHTER COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: FIGHTER COMMAND

    part of "MINISTRY OF AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs)

    E(MOS) 516

    One of the first Mosquito II night-fighters, seen after a demonstration flight during a visit by the Duke of Kent to the de Havilland plant at Hatfield in November 1941 The nose-mounted transmitter aerial and wing-mounted receiver aerials for the...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE FIGHTER COMMAND, 1939-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE FIGHTER COMMAND, 1939-1945.

    part of "MINISTRY OF AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Aircraft Production official photographer

    E(MOS) 68

    Pilot Officer H M Stephen tries his hand with a rivet gun, watched by Flight Lieutenant J C Mungo-Park and workers at an aircraft factory, one of a series of morale-boosting visits by RAF pilots to Ministry of Aircraft Production facilities. Both pilots...

  • Air Marshal Sir James Robb, KBE, CB, DSO, DFC, AFC : AOC-in-C Fighter Command, Royal Air Force, 1945

    Air Marshal Sir James Robb, KBE, CB, DSO, DFC, AFC : AOC-in-C Fighter Command, Royal Air Force, 1945

    (art) Made by: Dring, William 1945

    Art.IWM ART LD 5729

    image: a head and shoulder portrait of Air Marshal Sir James Robb in uniform, turning to the left.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: THE RAF IN FRANCE, 1940

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: THE RAF IN FRANCE, 1940

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

    C 1329

    No 73 Squadron pilots Sergeant Lionel Pilkington, Flight Lieutenant Reginald 'Unlucky' Lovett and Flying Officer Newall 'Fanny' Orton, April 1940.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: FIGHTER COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: FIGHTER COMMAND

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

    C 4641

    The Hawker Typhoon's devastating rocket armament was effective against tanks, gun emplacements, buildings and railways. Coastal shipping was another target, including this unfortunate tug caught in the Scheldt estuary in September 1944. In this case...

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