A Supermarine Spitfire Mk 1 of No. 19 Squadron RAF being re-armed between sorties at Fowlmere, near Duxford, September 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.
Hawker Hurricanes of No 1 Squadron, Royal Air Force, based at Wittering, Cambridgeshire, followed by a similar formation of Supermarine Spitfires of No 266 Squadron, during a flying display for aircraft factory workers, October 1940.
A Lancaster Mk III of No. 619 Squadron on a test flight from RAF Coningsby, 14 February 1944.
Squadron Leader Douglas Bader, CO of No. 242 Squadron, seated on his Hawker Hurricane at Duxford, September 1940.
Short Stirling Mk III of the Empire Central Flying School about to land at Hullavington in Wiltshire, 2 December 1943.
Squadron Leader H J L Hallowes, CO of No. 122 Squadron, with his Supermarine Spitfire Mk V at Scorton in Yorkshire, December 1941.
De Havilland Mosquito FB Mk VI of No. 487 Squadron RNZAF based at Hunsdon, Hertfordshire, 28 February 1944.
Pauline Gower, Commandant of the Air Transport Auxiliary Women's Section, waving from the cockpit of a de Havilland Tiger Moth at Hatfield, Hertfordshire, prior to a delivery flight, 10 January 1940.
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.
Pilot Officer A V "Taffy" Clowes of No. 1 Squadron standing by the nose of his Hawker Hurricane Mk I at Wittering, October 1940.
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 Robert Stanford Tuck (centre) with pilots of No. 257 Squadron RAF under the nose of Tuck's Hawker Hurricane at Martlesham Heath. They are displaying souvenirs of their action against Italian aircraft on 11 November 1940.
Hawker Hurricane Mk Is of No. 85 Squadron RAF during the Battle of Britain, 1940.
Ground staff refuelling a Supermarine Spitfire Mk IIA of No. 19 Squadron RAF at Fowlmere, near Duxford in Cambridgeshire, September 1940.
A North American Mustang Mk I of No. 168 Squadron banking over Pierrefitte-en-Cinglais in Normandy on a tactical reconnaissance sortie, August 1944. Allied tanks can be seen on the road below.
Sherman tanks move up past a crash-landed Spitfire, for an attack on Tilly-sur-Seulles, Normandy, 17 June 1944.