Fitters working on the Rolls-Royce Merlin engine of a Boulton Paul Defiant of No. 125 Squadron RAF at Fairwood Common, Wales, January 1942.
Fitters working on the Rolls-Royce Merlin engine of a Boulton Paul Defiant of No. 125 Squadron RAF at Fairwood Common, Wales, January 1942.
Short Stirling Mk IVs of Nos. 196 and 299 Squadrons RAF lining the runway at Keevil in Wiltshire, before emplaning paratroops of the 5th Parachute Brigade Group for the invasion of Normandy, 5 June 1944.
Short Stirling Mk IVs of Nos. 196 and 299 Squadrons RAF lining the runway at Keevil in Wiltshire, before emplaning paratroops of the 5th Parachute Brigade Group for the invasion of Normandy, 5 June 1944.
Squadron Leader Robert Stanford-Tuck, CO of No. 257 Squadron, in the cockpit of his Hawker Hurricane Mk I at Coltishall, January 1941.
Squadron Leader Robert Stanford-Tuck, CO of No. 257 Squadron, in the cockpit of his Hawker Hurricane Mk I at Coltishall, January 1941.
Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb of No. 92 Squadron, 19 May 1941. This aircraft, serial R6923, was shot down by a Messerschmitt Bf 109 on 22 June 1941.
Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb of No. 92 Squadron, 19 May 1941. This aircraft, serial R6923, was shot down by a Messerschmitt Bf 109 on 22 June 1941.
Aircrew and Wellington bombers of No. 149 Squadron RAF at Mildenhall, Suffolk, before a night raid over Germany, 10 May 1941.
Aircrew and Wellington bombers of No. 149 Squadron RAF at Mildenhall, Suffolk, before a night raid over Germany, 10 May 1941.
A US-built Consolidated Liberator Mk I approaching Aldergrove in Northern Ireland after an eight-hour ferry flight across the Atlantic, May 1941.
A US-built Consolidated Liberator Mk I approaching Aldergrove in Northern Ireland after an eight-hour ferry flight across the Atlantic, May 1941.
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.
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.
Squadron Leader Douglas Bader, CO of No. 242 Squadron, seated on his Hawker Hurricane at Duxford, September 1940.
Squadron Leader Douglas Bader, CO of No. 242 Squadron, seated on his Hawker Hurricane at Duxford, September 1940.
A Supermarine Spitfire Mk 1 of No. 19 Squadron RAF being re-armed between sorties at Fowlmere, near Duxford, September 1940.
A Supermarine Spitfire Mk 1 of No. 19 Squadron RAF being re-armed between sorties at Fowlmere, near Duxford, September 1940.
 A Cecil Beaton photograph of the navigator working at his chart table in an RAF Stirling bomber, 1941.
A Cecil Beaton photograph of the navigator working at his chart table in an RAF Stirling bomber, 1941.
Bristol Beaufighter Mk Xs of No. 404 Squadron RCAF based at Dallachy in Scotland, February 1945.
Bristol Beaufighter Mk Xs of No. 404 Squadron RCAF based at Dallachy in Scotland, February 1945.
A Douglas Dakota of BOAC at Gibraltar, silhouetted by searchlights on the Rock.
A Douglas Dakota of BOAC at Gibraltar, silhouetted by searchlights on the Rock.