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.
Spitfire pilots of No. 19 Squadron RAF gather at Manor Farm, Fowlmere, near Duxford in Cambridgeshire, September 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 North American Mustang Mk I of No. 268 Squadron RAF opens fire on a railway locomotive during a low-level sortie over Holland, 4 February 1943.
Men of 1st Parachute Battalion in action at Arnhem during Operation 'Market Garden', 17 September 1944.
Boulton Paul Defiant Mk I night-fighter of No. 264 Squadron RAF, silhouetted against the clouds during a low-level pass over its base at Biggin Hill, Kent, April 1941.
A Lancaster Mk III of No. 619 Squadron on a test flight from RAF Coningsby, 14 February 1944.
HQ of 1st Airlanding Light Regiment, Royal Artillery, unload a jeep and trailer from their Horsa glider at the landing zone near Wolfheze in Holland, during Operation 'Market Garden', 17 September 1944.
Pilots of No. 611 Squadron walk away from a Supermarine Spitfire Mk V at Hornchurch after a daylight sweep over France, 7 July 1941.
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.
RAF student pilot Jellicoe Scoon, a West Indian from Trinidad, in Parliament Square in London, 26 March 1942.
Cheering civilians ride on Cromwell tanks as British troops enter Brussels, 4 September 1944.
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.
Squadron Leader Joseph Heaven, an RAF Methodist Chaplain, plays with a baby in a village near Monywa in Burma, March 1945.
Avro Lancasters of No. 57 Squadron lined up at dusk before an operation, Scampton in Lincolnshire, February 1943.