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.
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
Alexandria : No. 230 Squadron RAF Sunderland Flying Boat Station. Portrait of an airman standing inside a Sunderland.
A view looking down on an aerodrome with a stream of pilots crossing the tarmac to reach their planes which stand in the distance. In the upper left a Lockheed Hudson is coming in to land.
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.
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.
Short Stirling Mk III of the Empire Central Flying School about to land at Hullavington in Wiltshire, 2 December 1943.
Squadron Leader Douglas Bader with pilots of No. 242 Squadron in front of his Hawker Hurricane at Duxford, September 1940.
Squadron Leader H J L Hallowes, CO of No. 122 Squadron, with his Supermarine Spitfire Mk V at Scorton in Yorkshire, December 1941.
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.
A Hawker Hurricane Mk I of No. 85 Squadron taxiing by the light of a flare at Debden, before taking off to intercept night raiders, 14 March 1941.
RAF kite balloons are walked out of No. 1 Airship Shed at Cardington for handling practice by No. 1 Balloon Training Unit, October 1940.
Wing Commander Richard 'Dickie' Milne in the cockpit of his Spitfire Mk IX at Biggin Hill, February 1943.
Interior of RAF Fighter Command's Sector 'G' Operations Room at Duxford, Cambridgeshire, September 1940.