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Squadron Leader D O Finlay, the former British Olympic hurdler and Commanding Officer of No. 41 Squadron RAF, standing by a Supermarine Spitfire Mark IIA with four of his pilots at Hornchurch, Essex in December 1940. They are (left to right): Flying Officer John MacKenzie, Flight-Lieutenant A D J Lovell, Squadron Leader Finlay, Fligh-Lieutenant N Ryder and Pilot Officer R Ford. [IWM]

Squadron Leader D O Finlay, the former British Olympic hurdler and Commanding…

F/L John A "Johnny" Kent is flanked by F/O Zdzisław K Henneberg (left) and F/O Marian Pisarek of No 303 Squadron RAF at RAF Leconfield on 24 October 1940. At the time, all RAF command posts in Polish fighter squadrons were doubled, so when the former Canadian pilot was made A flight commander in July, destroying 4 enemy aircraft by October, he was joined in September by Henneberg who scored 8 victories during the Battle of Britain.

Flying Officer Zdzislaw Henneberg, Flight Lieutenant John Kent and Flying Officer Marian Pisarek, all from No. 303 Fighter Squadron, stand by one of the Squadron's Hurricanes at RAF Leconfield on 24 October CH

Pilots of RAF Polish Squadron 303 pose with their Squadron Leader, Jan Zumbach, in front of his Spitfire at Kirton-in-Lindsey, Lincolnshire, England (October 1942)

Pilots of the famous No 303 Polish Squadron RAF, pose with their Squadron Leader Jan Zumbach in front of his Spitfire at Kirton-in-Lindsey, Lincolnshire, England - October 1942

Pilotes de chasse.

Pilot`s from fighter group with Hans Philipp . BF 109 in Kokrl - France - during the Battle of Britian 1940

Two Battle of Britain fighter pilots, Flight Lieutenant Brian Kingcome (left), commanding officer of No 92 Squadron RAF and , Flying Officer Geoffrey Wellum, next to a Spitfire at RAF Biggin Hill, Kent, 1941 - Photo by Cecil Beaton. [IWM]

holdhard: “ Two Battle of Britain fighter pilots, Flight Lieutenant Brian Kingcome (left), commanding officer of No 92 Squadron RAF and his wingman, Flying Officer Geoffrey Wellum, next to a Spitfire.

15 October 1940 worldwartwo.filminspector.com RAF No. 310 Squadron

Events of 15 October including the final decision by Italian leader Benito Mussolini to invade Greece.

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