Women pilots of the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) in flying kit at Hatfield, 10 January 1940.
Supermarine Spitfire Mark Is of No. 610 Squadron based at Biggin Hill, flying in 'vic' formation, 24 July 1940.
Paratroops drop from Dakota aircraft over the outskirts of Arnhem during Operation 'Market Garden', 17 September 1944.
Troops come ashore on one of the Normandy invasion beaches, past the White Ensign of a naval beach party, 7 June 1944.
Universal carriers and lorries crossing the bridge at Nijmegen in Holland during Operation 'Market Garden', 21 September 1944.
Royal Marine Commandos of headquarters, 4th Special Service Brigade, making their way onto the 'Nan Red' sector of Juno Beach at St Aubin-sur-Mer, on the morning of 6 June 1944.
Groundcrew refuelling a Short Stirling Mk I of No. 1651 Heavy Conversion Unit at Waterbeach in Cambridgeshire, 29 April 1942.
Aircrew of No. 106 Squadron photographed in front of a Lancaster at Syerston, Nottinghamshire, on the morning after the raids on Genoa, 22-23 October 1942.
A portrait by Cecil Beaton of the pilot and co-pilot of a Wellington bomber of No. 149 Squadron in 1941.
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.
An Avro Lancaster of No. 514 Squadron RAF over the target during a Bomber Command attack on oil storage tanks at Bec d'Ambes in the Garonne estuary, 4 August 1944.
Colonel David Stirling, founder of the Special Air Service, with an SAS jeep patrol in North Africa, 18 January 1943.
Searchlights pierce the night sky during an air-raid practice on Gibraltar, 20 November 1942.
Winston Churchill watching a Short Stirling bomber of No. 7 Squadron taking off, 6 June 1941.
Winston Churchill, cigar in mouth, gives his famous 'V' for victory sign during a visit to Bradford, 4 December 1942.
The Royal Air Force: The rear gunner in his position in a Wellington bomber.
The western bell towers of St Paul's Cathedral in London seen through an archway after the heavy incendiary raid of 29 December 1940.