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  • honour board, RN Party 1802 (made from a captured German dinghy)

    honour board, RN Party 1802 (made from a captured German dinghy)

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 9850

    Second World War period 'honour' board commemorating the involvement of RN Party 1802 in the British Second Army's crossing of the Rhine at the Xanten Bridgehead (Perrich) on 24 March 1945. The board, which contains a list of service...

  • THE POLISH NAVY IN BRITAIN, 1939-1947

    THE POLISH NAVY IN BRITAIN, 1939-1947

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer (Undefined) 1944-03-31

    A 22606

    Two Polish Navy submarines, ORP Dzik (Wild Boar) and the famous ORP Sokół (Falcon), have returned to Plymouth after successful patrols in the Mediterranean, 31 March 1944. ORP Dzik has just finished her first commission. For a year she has worked the...

  • THE POLISH NAVY IN BRITAIN, 1939-1947

    THE POLISH NAVY IN BRITAIN, 1939-1947

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer (Undefined) 1940

    A 2496

    Gun drill on a QF 4 inch Mk V anti-aircraft gun on board the Polish destroyer ORP Piorun (Thunderbolt) during a patrol in the Western Approaches, late 1940.

  • THE POLISH NAVY IN BRITAIN, 1939-1947

    THE POLISH NAVY IN BRITAIN, 1939-1947

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer (Undefined) 1940

    A 2487

    As can be seen here when they get a chance, which is not very often, the men sling their hammocks and try to catch some sleep. Their usual bed at sea is the deck on board the Polish Navy destroyer ORP Piorun (Thunderbolt). Photograph probably taken...

  • HMS IMPLACABLE, 1945.

    HMS IMPLACABLE, 1945.

    part of "HADLEY DOROTHY (MRS)" (photographs)

    HU 98696

    Japanese escort carrier KAIYO under attack from aircraft from HMS IMPLACABLE while anchored in Shido Bay, Japan. The attack, undertaken with other aircraft of the British Pacific Fleet, caused severe flooding and her crew grounded the ship to prevent...

  • THE BATTLE OF ATLANTIC, 1939-1945

    THE BATTLE OF ATLANTIC, 1939-1945

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer (Undefined) 1940

    A 1902

    A Supermarine Walrus amphibious aircraft landing on the flight deck of HMS ARGUS after a patrol in the Atlantic, 1940. Ground staff wait in the nets at the side. On the right in the distance, the Flight Deck Officer is directing the pilot of the aircraft...

  • THE BATTLE OF ATLANTIC, 1939-1945

    THE BATTLE OF ATLANTIC, 1939-1945

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer (Undefined) 1943

    A 19718

    A batman uses signal bats to guide the landing of a rocket-firing Fairey Swordfish of No. 816 Squadron Fleet Air Arm on board HMS TRACKER in the North Atlantic, September-October 1943. Note the rocket projectiles under the wings.

  • HMY BLACK BEAR

    HMY BLACK BEAR

    part of "MINISTRY OF DEFENCE FOXHILL COLLECTION OF SHIP PHOTOGRAPHS" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer 1943-02

    FL 2186

    Port, broadside view of the armed yacht, HMS BLACK BEAR, seen at anchor off Trinidad where she was stationed during the Second World War. She acted as a safety ship for Fleet Air Arm trainee pilots who were schooled in the area and at times also acted as...

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR COLOUR TRANSPARENCY COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Magee, Joseph Haywood (Photographer) 1943-07

    TR 1509

    View of a convoy in calm seas, seen from the bridge of an Royal Navy escort vessel believed to be anti-aircraft light cruiser HMS SCYLLA, a it passes the Iberian coast, July 1943. SCYLLA was part of the escort group for UK-Freetown convoys.

  • BRITISH ARMED FORCES IN NORTHERN IRELAND, 1920 - 1980

    BRITISH ARMED FORCES IN NORTHERN IRELAND, 1920 - 1980

    part of "BELFAST TELEGRAPH COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Belfast Telegraph Photographer 1940-04-16

    HU 107189

    A Fairey Swordfish in flight from Aldergrove, Northern Ireland.

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