Short Sunderland Mk I of No. 210 Squadron RAF based at Oban in Scotland, escorting a Canadian troop convoy into Greenock, 31 July 1940.
Squadron Leader Robert Stanford Tuck (centre) with pilots of No. 257 Squadron RAF under the nose of Tuck's Hawker Hurricane at Martlesham Heath. They are displaying souvenirs of their action against Italian aircraft on 11 November 1940.
American pilots of No 71 'Eagle' Squadron rush to their Hawker Hurricanes at Kirton-in-Lindsey, 17 March 1941.
Wing Commander Richard 'Dickie' Milne in the cockpit of his Spitfire Mk IX at Biggin Hill, February 1943.
Hawker Hurricane Mk Is of No. 85 Squadron RAF during the Battle of Britain, 1940.
Flying Officer Leonard 'Ace' Haines of No. 19 Squadron on his Supermarine Spitfire Mk I at Fowlmere near Duxford, September 1940.
Bristol Blenheim Mk IVFs of No. 254 Squadron RAF flying from Aldergrove in Northern Ireland, May 1941.
Supermarine Spitfire Mk Is of No. 501 Squadron RAF based at Colerne, Wiltshire, 23 May 1941.
Wing Commander Guy Gibson VC, Commanding Officer of No. 617 Squadron (The Dambusters), May 1943.
Supermarine Spitfire of No. 603 Squadron taxiing out at Dyce in Scotland for another routine convoy patrol, 4 February 1942.
Ground staff refuelling a Supermarine Spitfire Mk IIA of No. 19 Squadron RAF at Fowlmere, near Duxford in Cambridgeshire, September 1940.
Sergeant Bohumil Furst of No. 310 (Czechoslovak) Squadron is greeted by the squadron mascot on returning to Duxford after a sortie in his Hawker Hurricane Mk I, 7 September 1940.
Interior of RAF Fighter Command's Sector 'G' Operations Room at Duxford, Cambridgeshire, September 1940.
A North American Mustang Mk I of No. 168 Squadron banking over Pierrefitte-en-Cinglais in Normandy on a tactical reconnaissance sortie, August 1944. Allied tanks can be seen on the road below.
Radio mechanics testing the VHF transmitter/receiver in a Hawker Hurricane Mk I of No. 601 Squadron RAF at Exeter, Devon, November 1940.
Supermarine Spitfire Mk VB of No. 165 Squadron at Gravesend, Essex, 16 October 1942.
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IIa aircraft of the Air Fighting Development Unit based at Duxford, 6 April 1942.
Supermarine Spitfire PR Mk XIX at Eastleigh in Hampshire, after assembly at Vickers Armstrong Ltd, 9 May 1944.
Supermarine Spitfire Mk XIVe RB140 in March 1944. This aircraft served operationally with Nos. 616 and 610 Squadrons, but was destroyed in a landing accident at Lympne on 30 October 1944.