132 Squadron

Pilots standing beside Spitfires at Newchurch*

Pilots standing beside Spitfires at Newchurch looking at a map* 

 

Pilots and ground crews of No. 132 Squadron, RAF pose for the photographer with their Supermarine Spitfire Mark VBs, lined up at Newchurch, Kent.  IWM CH11473

Pilots running to Spitfires at Newchurch*

Pilots running to Spitfires at Newchurch*

 
Pilot exiting a Spitfire*

Pilot exiting a Spitfire*

Pilots in front of a Spitfire*

Pilots in front of a Spitfire*

 
Pilots in front of a Spitfire*

Pilots in front of a Spitfire*

Pilots sitting on a Spitfire*

Pilot sitting on a Spitfire and reading*

 
Pilot sitting in a Spitfire*

Pilot sitting in a Spitfire called Ethel*

West Indian members of the Bombay Squadron who took part in Fighter Command sorties over enemy-occupied territory. From left to right: A O Weekes of Barbados and Flight Sergeant C A Joseph of San Fernando, Trinidad. IWM CH 11478

 
Pilot standing by a Spitfire*

Pilot standing by a Spitfire with one shoe on*

*Photographs supplied by James Atkinson