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Background imageRoyal Air Force Collection: A Sunderland Flying Boat spreads its wings over the Pembrokeshire village of Neyland as

A Sunderland Flying Boat spreads its wings over the Pembrokeshire village of Neyland as it comes in to land at RAF Pembroke Dock Seaplane and Flying Boat Station

Background imageRoyal Air Force Collection: A pair of Avro Vulcan bombers seen here taking part in the fly past at RAF Scampton

A pair of Avro Vulcan bombers seen here taking part in the fly past at RAF Scampton, Lincoln. Were there was a ceremony to mark the shut down of Bomber Command

Background imageRoyal Air Force Collection: The NaFI shop, RAF quarters in Longhoughton, Northumberland

The NaFI shop, RAF quarters in Longhoughton, Northumberland. 8th September 1954

Background imageRoyal Air Force Collection: RAF De Havilland Chipmunk trainers of the Northumbrian Universities Air Squadron

RAF De Havilland Chipmunk trainers of the Northumbrian Universities Air Squadron. 23rd March, 1973

Background imageRoyal Air Force Collection: A RAF Panavia Tornado F3 aircraft used during gulf war

A RAF Panavia Tornado F3 aircraft used during gulf war

Background imageRoyal Air Force Collection: A Second World War Avro Lancaster bomber pictured leaving RAF St Athan after a refit

A Second World War Avro Lancaster bomber pictured leaving RAF St Athan after a refit. 15th May 1996

Background imageRoyal Air Force Collection: A RAF McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II carrying seven BL755 cluster bombs

A RAF McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II carrying seven BL755 cluster bombs and four Sparrow and four Sidewinder air-to-air missiles.. 1st August 1977

Background imageRoyal Air Force Collection: Members of an American Eagle Squadron at an overseas Club Place challenge during

Members of an American Eagle Squadron at an overseas Club Place challenge during the Second World War. The Eagle Squadrons were three fighter squadrons of the Royal Air Force (RAF)

Background imageRoyal Air Force Collection: Daily Herald photographer Ron Burton in the cockpit of a Folland Gnat aircraft of the RAF

Daily Herald photographer Ron Burton in the cockpit of a Folland Gnat aircraft of the RAF Aerobatics team the Red Arrows as he joins the team on a training flight over RAF Little Rissington

Background imageRoyal Air Force Collection: Air correspondents of London newspapers visit Royal Air Force Commands in North Africa

Air correspondents of London newspapers visit Royal Air Force Commands in North Africa. Picture (issued 1943) shows - A group of air correspondents with R.A.F

Background imageRoyal Air Force Collection: RAF Pilots scramble during th Battle of Britain Conflict World War Two Pilots

RAF Pilots scramble during th Battle of Britain Conflict World War Two Pilots running Aircraft Fighter Supermarine Spitfire Airfield England DH Circa July 1940 1940s © Mirrorpix dvdnews

Background imageRoyal Air Force Collection: Display of Remedial exercises given by the Royal Air Force before a large crowd at

Display of Remedial exercises given by the Royal Air Force before a large crowd at Seymour Hall, London during the Second World War

Background imageRoyal Air Force Collection: Sergeant S. W. Loader of New Barnet climbs into his Spitfire to join a Channel sweep

Sergeant S. W. Loader of New Barnet climbs into his Spitfire to join a Channel sweep
Sergeant S.W. Loader of New Barnet climbs into his Spitfire to join a Channel sweep during the Second World War. February 1944

Background imageRoyal Air Force Collection: Loading a torpedo onto a Beaufort bomber at a Coastal Command station in Scotland

Loading a torpedo onto a Beaufort bomber at a Coastal Command station in Scotland. May 1941

Background imageRoyal Air Force Collection: Daylight attack on the power station at Pont A Vendin and the factories at La Basse in

Daylight attack on the power station at Pont A Vendin and the factories at La Basse in enemy occupied Northern France during the Second World War

Background imageRoyal Air Force Collection: Empire Air Navigation School, Shawbury, Shropshire, 15th March 1949

Empire Air Navigation School, Shawbury, Shropshire, 15th March 1949. Our Picture Shows... AVRO Lancaster, the moment of being airborne, F for Freddy, which was the last plane to leave the drome

Background imageRoyal Air Force Collection: Four Supermarine Spitfire F Mark XIVs, of No. 610 Squadron on patrol over Southern

Four Supermarine Spitfire F Mark XIVs, of No. 610 Squadron on patrol over Southern England. September 1944

Background imageRoyal Air Force Collection: Former RAF flight engineer Alan Morgan in Lancasters, poses beside one of the famous Avro

Former RAF flight engineer Alan Morgan in Lancasters, poses beside one of the famous Avro Lancaster bombers at the gate at RAF Scampton. 20th May 1980

Background imageRoyal Air Force Collection: Aircraft Gloster Meteor 1950, the 1st jet to enter service with the royal Air Force

Aircraft Gloster Meteor 1950, the 1st jet to enter service with the royal Air Force

Background imageRoyal Air Force Collection: Aircraft Vickers Valiant. A photograph taken at No. 232

Aircraft Vickers Valiant. A photograph taken at No. 232. Operational Convertion Unit R.A.F. Gaydon showing the ground servicing facilities of the Valiant Bombers. March 1956 P004847

Background imageRoyal Air Force Collection: Members of 617 squadron toast Wing Commander Guy Gibson

Members of 617 squadron toast Wing Commander Guy Gibson and Mrs Gibson after the investiture. June 22nd 1943

Background imageRoyal Air Force Collection: Ground crew relax in their crew room at RAF Leuchars, January 1992

Ground crew relax in their crew room at RAF Leuchars, January 1992. left to right: Corporal Tony Grane, Corporal Paul Blevins, Corporal John Tennick, Sergeant Brian Robertsoon, Sergeant Steve West

Background imageRoyal Air Force Collection: Vulcan Bomber squadron. 1964

Vulcan Bomber squadron. 1964

Background imageRoyal Air Force Collection: Heavy equipment drop rehearsal April 1967 Regiment at Aldershot barracks go through

Heavy equipment drop rehearsal April 1967 Regiment at Aldershot barracks go through a practise movement using the Armstrong Whitworth Argosy Transport Aircraft

Background imageRoyal Air Force Collection: Air - Scouts, Newcastle. Keith Millican (ex-R. A. F. )- Instructor Scout Colin Ramshaw

Air - Scouts, Newcastle. Keith Millican (ex-R. A. F. )- Instructor Scout Colin Ramshaw
Air - Scouts, Newcastle. Keith Millican (ex-R.A.F.)- Instructor Scout Colin Ramshaw. October 1952 C5129

Background imageRoyal Air Force Collection: Three members of the Air Sea Rescue team on standby duty at their RAF Brawdy base in

Three members of the Air Sea Rescue team on standby duty at their RAF Brawdy base in Dyfed, Wales. They are left to right: Flight Lieutenant Geoff Gill

Background imageRoyal Air Force Collection: The first RAF Repair and Salvage Unit was working operationally within three days of

The first RAF Repair and Salvage Unit was working operationally within three days of landing on the shores of Normandy, Northern France

Background imageRoyal Air Force Collection: Picture taken during the Allied Army journey to the East Bank of the Rhine

Picture taken during the Allied Army journey to the East Bank of the Rhine. Horse and Hamilcar gliders were towed by Halifax and Stirling aircraft of the RAF

Background imageRoyal Air Force Collection: On the night of 29th - 30th April 1944, RAF Bombers attacked the Clermont Ferrand

On the night of 29th - 30th April 1944, RAF Bombers attacked the Clermont Ferrand / Aulnat Airfield in German occupied France

Background imageRoyal Air Force Collection: The Winged Boot - the badge of the Late Arrivals Club, Which is an exclusive body of R. A

The Winged Boot - the badge of the Late Arrivals Club, Which is an exclusive body of R. A
The Winged Boot - the badge of the Late Arrivals Club, Which is an exclusive body of R.A.F. pilots or members of crews who have had to abandon their aircraft either in the air or on the ground as a

Background imageRoyal Air Force Collection: On the night of 29th - 30th April 1944, RAF Bombers attacked the Clermont

On the night of 29th - 30th April 1944, RAF Bombers attacked the Clermont Ferrand/Aulnat Airfield in German occupied France

Background imageRoyal Air Force Collection: 617 Squadron at RAF Scampton as they prepare to leave for Goose Bay in Canada

617 Squadron at RAF Scampton as they prepare to leave for Goose Bay in Canada. 31 August 1971

Background imageRoyal Air Force Collection: Squadron Leader Dennis Hazell (centre), pictured with his fellow Red Arrows pilots

Squadron Leader Dennis Hazell (centre), pictured with his fellow Red Arrows pilots. The RAFs Red Arrows aerobactic team burst into the sky above Newcastle Airport with an off the cuff demonsration of

Background imageRoyal Air Force Collection: FR Aviation of Teesside Airport played a key role in improving Britain

FR Aviation of Teesside Airport played a key role in improving Britains air defences by testing the RAFs ability to repluse attack

Background imageRoyal Air Force Collection: R. A. F. Colerne, Wiltshire, sell off their museum planes

R. A. F. Colerne, Wiltshire, sell off their museum planes
R.A.F. Colerne, Wiltshire, sell off their museum planes. The station is closing at the end of the year. 1976. A Gloster Javelin on sale at R.A.F. Colerne, Wiltshire. February 1976 P004667

Background imageRoyal Air Force Collection: Prince Charles makes a parachute jump off the Dorset coast during his training as an RAF

Prince Charles makes a parachute jump off the Dorset coast during his training as an RAF cadet. 28th July 1971

Background imageRoyal Air Force Collection: Czechoslovak pilots of No. 310 (Czechoslovak) Squadron RAF

Czechoslovak pilots of No. 310 (Czechoslovak) Squadron RAF and their British flight commanders grouped in front of Hawker Hurricane Mark I, P3143 NN-D, at Duxford, Cambridgeshire

Background imageRoyal Air Force Collection: Flight Sergeant J. Leaky, aged 57, and 48 year old Sergeant J. R

Flight Sergeant J. Leaky, aged 57, and 48 year old Sergeant J. R
Flight Sergeant J. Leaky, aged 57, and 48 year old Sergeant J.R. Caudlish, two " grandads" of the Royal Air Force

Background imageRoyal Air Force Collection: Stage Door Canteen, 201 Piccadilly, Central London. Masses of rubbish have to be cleared

Stage Door Canteen, 201 Piccadilly, Central London. Masses of rubbish have to be cleared out before alterations for the Club can be carried out

Background imageRoyal Air Force Collection: Reconnaissance equipment is fitted to the fuselage of a Spitfire by airmen of a Royal Air

Reconnaissance equipment is fitted to the fuselage of a Spitfire by airmen of a Royal Air Force Reconnaissance Unit before flying out on a mission

Background imageRoyal Air Force Collection: Leading Aircraftman Gordon Pendleton, an R. A. F. pilot who won his wings at Uplands

Leading Aircraftman Gordon Pendleton, an R. A. F. pilot who won his wings at Uplands
Leading Aircraftman Gordon Pendleton, an R.A.F. pilot who won his wings at Uplands aerodrome outside of Ottowa. 1st May 1943

Background imageRoyal Air Force Collection: Maisy Nicholas helps fit a wireless aerial to a Thorneycroft whaleback boat at John I

Maisy Nicholas helps fit a wireless aerial to a Thorneycroft whaleback boat at John I Thorneycroft & Co, Hampton Launch Works, Platts Eyotduring the Second World War. 8th November 1943

Background imageRoyal Air Force Collection: The Gnome and Rhone aircraft factories in Le Mans, France being bombed by 8th Air Force

The Gnome and Rhone aircraft factories in Le Mans, France being bombed by 8th Air Force Flying Fortresses. 6th July 1943

Background imageRoyal Air Force Collection: A German U-boat sinking in the Kattegat after an attack by Mosquitos of R. A. F

A German U-boat sinking in the Kattegat after an attack by Mosquitos of R. A. F
A German U-boat sinking in the Kattegat after an attack by Mosquitos of R.A.F. Coastal Command. The aircraft is led by Squadron Leader A H Gunnis, DFC, of Alloa, Clackmannanshire

Background imageRoyal Air Force Collection: Two De Havilland Mosquito bomber planes from the No. 140 Wing RAF of the Second Tactical

Two De Havilland Mosquito bomber planes from the No. 140 Wing RAF of the Second Tactical
Two De Havilland Mosquito bomber planes from the No.140 Wing RAF of the Second Tactical Air Force attack the Gestapo headquarters housed in the University of Aarhus in Denmark during the Second World

Background imageRoyal Air Force Collection: At an aircraft receiving depot, cadets are being x-rayed in modern manner

At an aircraft receiving depot, cadets are being x-rayed in modern manner, miniature film being used. The films after development are projected on to a screen and cases of suspected T.B

Background imageRoyal Air Force Collection: R. A. F. ground crew clean the guns of a bomber. Pilots are ready to praise

R. A. F. ground crew clean the guns of a bomber. Pilots are ready to praise
R.A.F. ground crew clean the guns of a bomber. Pilots are ready to praise the ground staff and say there would be no raids if the guns weren t cleaned and the planes regularly checked

Background imageRoyal Air Force Collection: R. A. F. Beaufighter squadron successes recorded by an Intelligence Officer in the Middle

R. A. F. Beaufighter squadron successes recorded by an Intelligence Officer in the Middle
R.A.F. Beaufighter squadron successes recorded by an Intelligence Officer in the Middle East. Picture marked as used 8th February 1943



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