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.
Ground staff refuelling a Supermarine Spitfire Mk IIA of No. 19 Squadron RAF at Fowlmere, near Duxford in Cambridgeshire, September 1940.
The crew of a Short Stirling bomber of No. 622 Squadron RAF being debriefed by the intelligence officer at Mildenhall, Suffolk, after returning from the major raid on Berlin of 22/23 November 1943.
Wing Commander Ian "Widge" Gleed, leader of No. 244 Wing, in his Supermarine Spitfire Mk VB at an airfield in Tunisia, April 1943. Days later he was shot down and killed by Messerschmitt Bf 109s over Cape Bon.
A graphic line-up of all the personnel required to keep one Avro Lancaster of RAF Bomber Command flying on operations, taken at Scampton, Lincolnshire, 11 June 1942.
Bristol Beaufighter Mk Xs of No. 404 Squadron RCAF based at Dallachy in Scotland, February 1945.
Aircrew and Wellington bombers of No. 149 Squadron RAF at Mildenhall, Suffolk, before a night raid over Germany, 10 May 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.
North American Mustang Mark IIIs of No. 19 Squadron RAF based at Ford, Sussex, 21 April 1944.
A de Havilland Mosquito FB Mk VI of No. 143 Squadron attacking merchant vessels with rocket and cannon fire in Sandefjord, Norway, 2 April 1945.
Air Officer Commanding Malta, Air Vice Marshal Sir Keith Park, in the cockpit of his personal Supermarine Spitfire V before his ceremonial take-off at Malta's new aerodrome at Safi, May 1943.
Wing Commander Guy Gibson VC, Commanding Officer of No. 617 Squadron (The Dambusters) at Scampton, 22 July 1943.
Six Hurricane Mark Is of No. 73 Squadron RAF, based at Rouvres, France, flying in loose echelon formation.
Alexandria : No. 230 Squadron RAF Sunderland Flying Boat Station. Portrait of an airman standing inside a Sunderland.
A Supermarine Spitfire Mk VIII of No. 155 Squadron about to take off from Tabingaung, Burma, January 1945.
Squadron Leader Douglas Bader, CO of No. 242 Squadron, seated on his Hawker Hurricane at Duxford, September 1940.
Pilots of No. 310 (Czechoslovak) Squadron RAF in front of Hawker Hurricane Mk I at Duxford, Cambridgeshire, 7 September 1940.
A Short Sunderland Mk I of No. 10 Squadron RAAF, based at Oban in Scotland, August 1940.