September - 1940
The height of the Battle of Britain and some RAF Squadrons have been deployed to small private airfields in the Home Counties as the main bases are rendered unusable by continual Luftwaffe attacks.
The image shows the remains of a Spitfire section, nominally four aircraft - but often reduced to three due to combat attrition - recovering to the typical grass strip afforded by such private airfields. The long hot summer days of that year make the lack of proper accommodation much less of a hardship - flying gear and other equipment is strewn around the �ready� area as the crews wait for the next �Alert� call. In the background another...
Have been interested in photography since just after WW2, when film became freely available again, using Kodak Autographic equipment. Graduated, in the 50's, to 35mm and was involved in photographic work during my 17 yrs as RAF aircrew - navigator. Since retirement and migrating to Canon digital equipment have been involved with two of my sons and one grandson in a considerable amount of photographic activity, particularly composite images. Now producing digital art prints with the major emphasis on classic warbird aviation.
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