Fairey Swordfish Mk I torpedo bombers of the Fleet Air Arm on a training flight from Crail in Scotland, 1940.
Supermarine Spitfire PR Mk XIX at Eastleigh in Hampshire, after assembly at Vickers Armstrong Ltd, 9 May 1944.
A Supermarine Seafire Mk IIc of No. 885 Naval Air Squadron on the flight deck of HMS FORMIDABLE in the Mediterranean, December 1942.
An Avro Lancaster Mk III of No. 103 Squadron pauses on the flarepath at Elsham Wolds, Lincolnshire, before taking off for a raid on Duisburg, 26 March 1943. In the background three searchlights form a cone to indicate the height of the cloud base.
Squadron Leader Brian 'Sandy' Lane, CO of No. 19 Squadron (centre) confers with Flight Lieutenant Walter 'Farmer' Lawson and Flight Sergeant George 'Grumpy' Unwin at Fowlmere near Duxford, September 1940.
A vertical aerial photograph taken during a raid on Berlin on the night of 2/3 September 1941. The broad wavy lines are the tracks of German searchlights and anti-aircraft fire.
Flying Officer Leonard 'Ace' Haines of No. 19 Squadron on his Supermarine Spitfire Mk I at Fowlmere near Duxford, September 1940.
Ground crews of No 300 (Polish) Squadron RAF work on their Vickers Wellington Mk Xs at Hemswell in Lincolnshire, as another aircraft makes a low pass over the flight line, 17 June 1943.