A Heinkel He 111 bomber flying over the East End of London at the start of the Luftwaffe's evening raids of 7 September 1940.
Squadron Leader Brian 'Sandy' Lane, CO of No. 19 Squadron (centre) confers with Flight Lieutenant Walter 'Farmer' Lawson and Flight Sergeant George 'Grumpy' Unwin at Fowlmere near Duxford, September 1940.
Supermarine Spitfire Mark Is of No. 610 Squadron based at Biggin Hill, flying in 'vic' formation, 24 July 1940.
Aircrew of No. 106 Squadron RAF gather in front of the Avro Lancaster flown by the Squadron CO, Wing Commander Guy Gibson (centre, to right of dog), to mark the completion of his first tour of operations, Syerston in Nottinghamshire, March 1943.
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.
The Operations Room at RAF Fighter Command's No. 10 Group Headquarters, Rudloe Manor (RAF Box), Wiltshire, showing WAAF plotters and duty officers at work, 1943.
Pilots of No. 303 (Polish) Squadron RAF with one of their Hawker Hurricanes, October 1940.
Bristol Blenheim Mk IVFs of No. 254 Squadron RAF flying from Aldergrove in Northern Ireland, May 1941.
Six Hurricane Mark Is of No. 73 Squadron RAF, based at Rouvres, France, flying in loose echelon formation.
Armourers replenish the ammunition in a Hawker Hurricane Mk I of No. 310 (Czechoslovak) Squadron RAF at Duxford, Cambridgeshire, 7 September 1940.
American pilots of No 71 'Eagle' Squadron rush to their Hawker Hurricanes at Kirton-in-Lindsey, 17 March 1941.
Avro Lancaster Mk I of No. 83 Squadron, based at Scampton in Lincolnshire, June 1942.
Wing Commander Guy Gibson VC, Commanding Officer of No. 617 Squadron (The Dambusters) at Scampton, 22 July 1943.
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.
Supermarine Spitfire Mk VBs of No. 122 Squadron RAF take off from Hornchurch, Essex, for a fighter sweep over France, May 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.
Bristol Beaufighter Mk Xs of No. 404 Squadron RCAF based at Dallachy in Scotland, February 1945.
A Supermarine Spitfire Mk 1 of No. 19 Squadron RAF being re-armed between sorties at Fowlmere, near Duxford, September 1940.
Hurricane Mk IIBs of 'B' Flight, No. 601 Squadron, based at Duxford, 21 August 1941.
De Havilland Mosquito FB Mk VI of No. 487 Squadron RNZAF based at Hunsdon, Hertfordshire, 28 February 1944.
Squadron Leader M.G.F. Pedley, the CO of No. 131 Squadron RAF, about to set out on a sweep in his Supermarine Spitfire Mk VB from Merston, a satellite airfield of Tangmere in Sussex, June 1942.