WOMEN WAR 1939 - 1945 (TR Object description Women's Royal Naval Service: Wren Air Mechanics feeding ammunition into the Browning gun of a Hawker Hurricane aircraft at the Fleet Air Arm airfield at Yeovilton, Somerset. Hangars are seen in the background.
Some women joined the Women's Royal Naval Service, freeing British sailors for combat duty by taking on home front jobs, like this WREN, an armorer at a Scottish Royal Air Force Base aiming a standard Lee-Enfield service rifle.
The “Battle of Britain” is now generally considered to have begun in mid July 1940 as the Luftwaffe stepped up their attacks on shipping in the Channel. RAF Fighter Command had been carefully nursing its resources, not allowing them to
Members of Squadron RCAF ground crew tend to a Hawker Hurricane. While Leading Aircraftman P. Thurgeon removes the port wheel, because of faulty brakes, Sergeant Bob Fair checks to see if the craft should go into maintenance to be repaired.
Vehicle tenders of No. 53 Repair and Salvage Unit, transport salvaged Hawker Hurricane fuselages through the Western Desert for repair at the Hurricane Repair Section, Helwan, Egypt. Pin by Paolo Marzioli
Early Hurricane cockpit colours (as per Airfix instruction)
Sergeant B Furst of No. 310 (Czechoslovak) Squadron RAF is greeted by the squadron mascot on returning to Duxford, Cambridgeshire, after a sortie in his Hawker Hurricane Mark I.