Aircrew of No. 106 Squadron RAF gather in front of the Avro Lancaster flown by the Squadron CO, Wing Commander Guy Gibson (centre, to right of dog), to mark the completion of his first tour of operations, Syerston in Nottinghamshire, March 1943.
Armourers 'bombing up' a Handley Page Halifax Mk II of No. 405 Squadron RCAF at Pocklington in Yorkshire, August 1942.
RAF fighter pilots relax between operations in their dispersal hut, Britain,1941
Fairey Swordfish Mk I torpedo bombers of the Fleet Air Arm on a training flight from Crail in Scotland, 1940.
A portrait by Cecil Beaton of the pilot and co-pilot of a Wellington bomber of No. 149 Squadron in 1941.
Portrait of Wing Commander Guy Gibson VC, 1944.
Flight Lieutenant J Pattison of No. 485 Squadron RNZAF graphically recounts a combat to Squadron Leader 'Reg' Grant (left), and Flight Lieutenant R Baker (right), in front of a Spitfire at Westhampnett, 21 January 1943.
Flying Officer Neville Duke of No 92 (East India) Squadron with his Spitfire at RAF Biggin Hill, 1941.  After the war, Neville Duke became one of Britain's leading test pilots and broke the World Air Speed Record in 1953
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IIa aircraft of the Air Fighting Development Unit based at Duxford, 6 April 1942.
An Air Gunner in Action Turret: Night
Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding, Commander in Chief of Royal Air Force Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain.
A US-built Consolidated Liberator Mk I approaching Aldergrove in Northern Ireland after an eight-hour ferry flight across the Atlantic, May 1941.