Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding, Commander in Chief of Royal Air Force Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain.
A winter scene of Bomb damaged buildings around St Paul's Cathedral, January 1942.
Armourers replenish the ammunition in a Hawker Hurricane Mk I of No. 310 (Czechoslovak) Squadron RAF at Duxford, Cambridgeshire, 7 September 1940.
Civilians sheltering in Elephant and Castle London Underground Station during an air raid in November 1940.
Aircrew and Handley Page Halifax Mk III bombers of No. 502 Squadron operating with RAF Coastal Command at Stornoway, in the Outer Hebrides, February 1945.
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.
Sherman tanks of 9th Queen's Royal Lancers during the Battle of El Alamein, 5 November 1942.
Irish Guards wearing gasmasks advance through smoke with 'tommy guns' at the ready, at Nooks Head near Woking in Surrey, 8 July 1940.
Winston Churchill watching a Short Stirling bomber of No. 7 Squadron taking off, 6 June 1941.
Winston Churchill on board the battleship HMS PRINCE OF WALES during his journey to America to meet President Roosevelt, August 1941.
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.
Winston Churchill stops 'Blackie', ship's cat of HMS PRINCE OF WALES, crossing over to a US destroyer during the Atlantic Conference, August 1941.
British paratroops inside a Dakota transport aircraft on their way to Holland during 1st Airborne Division's operation to Arnhem, 17 September 1944.
Winston Churchill reads a newspaper on the platform at St Andrews railway station, during a tour of defences and naval forces in Scotland, 23 October 1940.
The Royal Air Force: The rear gunner in his position in a Wellington bomber.
Supermarine Spitfire Mark VCs of No. 2 Squadron SAAF based at Palata, Italy, flying in loose line astern formation over the Adriatic Sea while on a bombing mission to the Sangro River battlefront.
A British sailor uses a sewing machine to repair a signal flag on board the armed merchant cruiser HMS ALCANTARA en route to Sierra Leone, 1942
A female member of Air Raid Precautions staff applies her lipstick between emergency calls.
Wing Commander Guy Gibson VC, Commanding Officer of No. 617 Squadron (The Dambusters) at Scampton, 22 July 1943.
Wing Commander Raymond Harries, commanding the Tangmere Wing, in the cockpit of his Spitfire Mk XII, 1943.
Wing Commander Guy Gibson VC, Commanding Officer of No. 617 Squadron (The Dambusters), May 1943.