Short Sunderland Mk I of No. 210 Squadron RAF based at Oban in Scotland, escorting a Canadian troop convoy into Greenock, 31 July 1940.
Squadron Leader Douglas Bader (centre) and fellow pilots of No. 242 Squadron, Flight Lieutenant Eric Ball and Pilot Officer Willie McKnight, admire the nose art on Bader's Hawker Hurricane at Duxford, October 1940.
Avro Lancaster Mk I of No.44 (Rhodesia) Squadron, 14 April 1942, while practising for the daylight, low-level attack on the M.A.N. diesel engineering works at Augsburg which took place three days later on 17 April.
An FE2b aircraft of No.100 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps, prepares to set out on a night bombing operation in France during 1917.
Avro Lancaster aircraft under construction at the A V Roe & Co Ltd factory at Woodford in Cheshire, 1943.