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  • THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE (BEF) IN FRANCE 1939-1940

    THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE (BEF) IN FRANCE 1939-1940

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

    C 689

    The Royal Air Force in France 1939 - 1940: British and French pilots prepare for a mission over German lines at an airfield in France.

  • THE ROYAL AIR FORCE IN THE FAR EAST 1945-1946

    THE ROYAL AIR FORCE IN THE FAR EAST 1945-1946

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

    CF 1123

    At Kuala Lumpur, Lieutenant General J Northcott CB, MVO, Chief Officer Commanding British Commonwealth Occupation Forces in Japan, speaks to Flight Sergeant A D Denton, a pilot in one of two Spitfire squadrons selected to form part of the Allied forces...

  • Sergeant B Buchanan

    Sergeant B Buchanan

    (art) Made by: Kennington, Eric Henri 1941

    Art.IWM ART LD 1763

    image: a head and shoulders portrait of Sergeant B Buchanan wearing RAF uniform with flying gear. A badge on his lapel appears to show a kangaroo, suggesting he is an airman of the Royal Australian Air Force.

  • Air Commodore R V Goddard, CBE

    Air Commodore R V Goddard, CBE

    (art) Made by: Dugdale, Thomas Cantrell 1941

    Art.IWM ART LD 1520

    image: a half-length portrait of Air Commodore R V Goddard in uniform, sitting in front of a map.

  • THE ROYAL AIR FORCE IN THE FAR EAST, 1945-1946

    THE ROYAL AIR FORCE IN THE FAR EAST, 1945-1946

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

    CF 902

    Flying Officer Herbert Lees DFC directs Chinese labourers and Japanese prisoners of war in the loading of goods on flatbed trucks of the Kowloon Railway, Hong Kong. This railway was immobilised during the Japanese occupation, services were restored under...

  • THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORMANDY 1944

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORMANDY 1944

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: No 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit

    B 8146

    An RAF Typhoon landing at a forward airstrip, as supply lorries pass in the foreground, 26 July 1944.

  • WEST INDIAN VOLUNTEERS JOIN THE ROYAL AIR FORCE IN BRITAIN, C 1944

    WEST INDIAN VOLUNTEERS JOIN THE ROYAL AIR FORCE IN BRITAIN, C 1944

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

    D 21133

    The Right Honourable Colonel Oliver Stanley MC, MP (Secretary of State for the Colonies) and Air Marshal Sir Arthur Barratt, KCB, (Air Officer Commanding in Chief Technical Training Command) inspect new West Indian recruits to the RAF.

  • THE ROYAL AIR FORCE IN THE FAR EAST 1945-1946

    THE ROYAL AIR FORCE IN THE FAR EAST 1945-1946

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

    CI 1676

    Jimmy Cairns, a five and a half year old civilian internee, is seen sitting on his luggage just having been flown to Singapore by Royal Air Force Transport Command. Jimmy, whose mother was killed when the boat in which they were trying to leave Malaya...

  • THE ROYAL AIR FORCE IN THE FAR EAST, 1945-1946

    THE ROYAL AIR FORCE IN THE FAR EAST, 1945-1946

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

    CI 1637

    View of the flight deck of escort carrier HMS SMITER as she enters Hong Kong harbour. The Spitfire Mk XIVs, members of the squadron and ship's crew are all lined up on deck. On arrival, 132 Squadron took over responsibility for the colony's air...

  • Distinguished Flying Medal & DFM

    Distinguished Flying Medal & DFM

    (Decorations and awards) Made by: Royal Mint

    OMD 5383

    590560 Sergeant Maurice George Percy Stretton DFM RAF. Sergeant Stretton was a pilot serving with 44 Squadron RAF when he was awarded the DFM. 'London Gazette' citation (13 September 1940) reads: 'This NCO pilot has conducted himself with...

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