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Background imageAirmen Collection: Studying aeroplane [i.e. airplane] rudder, 1917 or 1918. Creator: Bain News Service

Studying aeroplane [i.e. airplane] rudder, 1917 or 1918. Creator: Bain News Service
Studying aeroplane [i.e. airplane] rudder, 1917 or 1918. The instructor is here shown explaining the principles of lateral

Background imageAirmen Collection: Machine gun school, 12 Dec 1917. Creator: Bain News Service

Machine gun school, 12 Dec 1917. Creator: Bain News Service
Machine gun school, 12 Dec 1917 (date created or published later). Men becoming more familiar with the delicate mechanism of the automatic rifle as part of their aviation training.

Background imageAirmen Collection: Langley Field, Va. - French Nieuport Plane, Type 17, with Lt. E. Lemaitre And Capt. J.C... 1917

Langley Field, Va. - French Nieuport Plane, Type 17, with Lt. E. Lemaitre And Capt. J.C... 1917
Langley Field, Virginia - French Nieuport Plane, Type 17, with Lt. E. Lemaitre And Captain J.C. Bartolf (or possibly Capt. W.T. Boatwright), 1917

Background imageAirmen Collection: Langley Field, Va. - French Nieuport Plane, Type 17, with Capt. J.C. Bartolf And Lt.E... 1917

Langley Field, Va. - French Nieuport Plane, Type 17, with Capt. J.C. Bartolf And Lt.E... 1917. Creator: Harris & Ewing
Langley Field, Virginia - French Nieuport Plane, Type 17, with Captain J.C. Bartolf (or possibly Capt. W.T. Boatwright) And Lt.E. Lemaitre, 1917

Background imageAirmen Collection: Langley Field, Va. - French Nieuport Plane, Type 17, with Capt. J.C. Bartolf And Lt. E... 1917

Langley Field, Va. - French Nieuport Plane, Type 17, with Capt. J.C. Bartolf And Lt. E... 1917
Langley Field, Virginia - French Nieuport Plane, Type 17, with Captain J.C. Bartolf (or possibly Capt. W.T. Boatwright) And Lt. E. Lemaitre, 1917

Background imageAirmen Collection: Langley Field, Va. - Curtis Jn4D Plane, with Olmstead Propeller And Ackerman Wheels, 1917

Langley Field, Va. - Curtis Jn4D Plane, with Olmstead Propeller And Ackerman Wheels, 1917. Creator: Harris & Ewing
Langley Field, Virginia - Curtis Jn4D Plane, with Olmstead Propeller And Ackerman Wheels, 1917

Background imageAirmen Collection: Gabriele D'Annunzio et son pilote, le capitaine Ermanno Beltramo, c1916. Creator: Unknown

Gabriele D'Annunzio et son pilote, le capitaine Ermanno Beltramo, c1916. Creator: Unknown
Gabriele D'Annunzio et son pilote, le capitaine Ermanno Beltramo, c1916. From "Collection de la Guerre IV. L'Illustration Tome CXLVII

Background imageAirmen Collection: Naming an American Bomber, 6 July 1944, (1947). Creator: Unknown

Naming an American Bomber, 6 July 1944, (1947). Creator: Unknown
Naming an American Bomber, 6 July 1944, (1947). King George VI and Queen Elizabeth with daughter Princess Elizabeth (future Queen Elizabeth II) at a bomber station of the USAAF

Background imageAirmen Collection: At a Bomber Command Station, 5 July 1944, (1947). Creator: Unknown

At a Bomber Command Station, 5 July 1944, (1947). Creator: Unknown
At a Bomber Command Station, 5 July 1944, (1947). King George VI and Queen Elizabeth with daughter Princess Elizabeth (future Queen Elizabeth II)

Background imageAirmen Collection: Aviation cadets at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas, 1942. Creator: Howard Hollem

Aviation cadets at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas, 1942. Creator: Howard Hollem
Aviation cadets at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas

Background imageAirmen Collection: Ens[ign] Noressey and Cadet Thenics at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas, 1942

Ens[ign] Noressey and Cadet Thenics at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas, 1942. Creator: Howard Hollem
Ens[ign] Noressey and Cadet Thenics at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas

Background imageAirmen Collection: King George V decorates British personnel, Belgium, First World War, 1914-1918, (c1920)

King George V decorates British personnel, Belgium, First World War, 1914-1918, (c1920). The Kings Visit to Belgium: presenting decorations to heroes of the Royal Naval Air Service

Background imageAirmen Collection: Commander Samson of the Royal Flying Corps... First World War, c1914, (c1920). Creator: Cribb

Commander Samson of the Royal Flying Corps... First World War, c1914, (c1920). Creator: Cribb
Commander Samson of the Royal Flying Corps with some of his officers, First World War, c1914, (c1920). Heroes of the Royal Naval Flying Corps, right to left: Flight-Lieutenant Draper

Background imageAirmen Collection: RAF personnel learning to use a dinghy, 1941. Creator: Charles Brown

RAF personnel learning to use a dinghy, 1941. Creator: Charles Brown
RAF personnel learning to use a dinghy, 1941. Airmen at training school during the Second World War: Getting into and out of a rubber dinghy is a difficult job until the process has been practised

Background imageAirmen Collection: RAF personnel receiving aero-engine instruction, 1941. Creator: Charles Brown

RAF personnel receiving aero-engine instruction, 1941. Creator: Charles Brown
RAF personnel receiving aero-engine instruction, 1941. Airmen at training school during the Second World War: Knowledge of the working and construction of the engine

Background imageAirmen Collection: RAF personnel learning about weapons, 1941. Creator: Charles Brown

RAF personnel learning about weapons, 1941. Creator: Charles Brown
RAF personnel learning about weapons, 1941. Airmen at training school during the Second World War: An armaments lecture is here shown in progress

Background imageAirmen Collection: RAF personnel learning to fire guns during the Second World War, 1941. Creator: Charles Brown

RAF personnel learning to fire guns during the Second World War, 1941. Creator: Charles Brown
RAF personnel learning to fire guns during the Second World War, 1941. Clay pigeon shooting was found in the war of 1914-18 to be a great help in the training of air gunners

Background imageAirmen Collection: RAF pilot learning to fly during the Second World War, 1941. Creator: Charles Brown

RAF pilot learning to fly during the Second World War, 1941. Creator: Charles Brown
RAF pilot learning to fly during the Second World War, 1941. Flying lesson in a de Havilland Tiger Moth biplane at the Elementary Flying Training School

Background imageAirmen Collection: Airman using a parachute during the Second World War, 1941. Creator: Charles Brown

Airman using a parachute during the Second World War, 1941. Creator: Charles Brown
Airman using a parachute during the Second World War, 1941. The " free" parachute type is standardised in the R.A.F. and with it parachutist jumps with the pack attached

Background imageAirmen Collection: Pay-day Marks-off Life in the Royal Air Force at Regular Intervals, 1941. Creator: Charles Brown

Pay-day Marks-off Life in the Royal Air Force at Regular Intervals, 1941. Creator: Charles Brown
Pay-day Marks-off Life in the Royal Air Force at Regular Intervals, 1941. British airmen being paid during the Second World War

Background imageAirmen Collection: Revolver practice at the Elementary Flying Training School, 1941. Creator: Charles Brown

Revolver practice at the Elementary Flying Training School, 1941. Creator: Charles Brown
Revolver practice at the Elementary Flying Training School, 1941. RAF personnel learning to fire guns during the Second World War

Background imageAirmen Collection: Airman learning navigation during the Second World War, 1941. Creator: Charles Brown

Airman learning navigation during the Second World War, 1941. Creator: Charles Brown
Airman learning navigation during the Second World War, 1941. A Royal Air Force volunteer, who comes from the United States of America, is seen taking an observation with the Mark IX sextant

Background imageAirmen Collection: RAF personnel learning navigation during the Second World War, 1941. Creator: Charles Brown

RAF personnel learning navigation during the Second World War, 1941. Creator: Charles Brown
RAF personnel learning navigation during the Second World War, 1941. Navigation is one of the subjects which follow the pupil from the earliest moment right through to the most advanced stages of his

Background imageAirmen Collection: RAF personnel learning to fly in a flight simulator during the Second World War, 1941

RAF personnel learning to fly in a flight simulator during the Second World War, 1941. The Link trainer enables the motions of controlling an aeroplane, and even of tlying it on a course

Background imageAirmen Collection: Control desk at an RAF flight training school, 1941. Creator: Charles Brown

Control desk at an RAF flight training school, 1941. Creator: Charles Brown
Control desk at an RAF flight training school, 1941. The Link trainer can record and interpret his pupils control movements as they learn to fly on a flight simulator during the Second World War

Background imageAirmen Collection: Training in telecommunications, 1941. Creator: Charles Brown

Training in telecommunications, 1941. Creator: Charles Brown
Training in telecommunications, 1941. British RAF personnel in the classroom during the Second World War: Class work...in properly equipped rooms

Background imageAirmen Collection: Getting Ready for the Raid, c1943. Creator: Cecil Beaton

Getting Ready for the Raid, c1943. Creator: Cecil Beaton
Getting Ready for the Raid, c1943. Bombs being prepared for an RAF raid over Germany during World War Two. From " Wings On Her Shoulders", by Katharine Bentley Beauman

Background imageAirmen Collection: Movable gun of a two-seater fighter plane, c1935 (c1937)

Movable gun of a two-seater fighter plane, c1935 (c1937). The feature of a moving gun on the two-seater fighter allowed for precise firing

Background imageAirmen Collection: The King as Airman, 1918 (1937)

The King as Airman, 1918 (1937). The future King George VI (1895-1952) and Louis Leisler Greig (1880-1953) in a Handley Page bomber in September 1918

Background imageAirmen Collection: Canadas Airmen Arrive, 1939, (1940)

Canadas Airmen Arrive, 1939, (1940). The arrival of Canadian Air Force in Britain on 31st December 1939, a total of seven thousand Canadian recruits arrived in the last months of 1939

Background imageAirmen Collection: The men and the aircraft, c1940 (1943)

The men and the aircraft, c1940 (1943). Members of the RAF relaxing during World War II. From Coastal Command. [His Majestys Stationery Office, London, 1943]

Background imageAirmen Collection: Members of the RAF ready for action during World War II, c1940 (1943)

Members of the RAF ready for action during World War II, c1940 (1943). From Coastal Command. [His Majestys Stationery Office, London, 1943]

Background imageAirmen Collection: The midship gunners of an RAF flying boat alert at their stations, c1940 (1943)

The midship gunners of an RAF flying boat alert at their stations, c1940 (1943). From Coastal Command. [His Majestys Stationery Office, London, 1943]


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