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SP(BB)04 Group Captain John Cunningham CBE DSO** DFC* AE DL

SP(BB)04 Group Captain John Cunningham CBE DSO** DFC* AE DL

Highly regarded, probably throughout the world, as an exceptional night-fighter pilot, which led to his nickname of ‘Cats Eyes’ Cunningham.…

SP(BB)05 Squadron Leader Joe Leigh DFC DFM

SP(BB)05 Squadron Leader Joe Leigh DFC DFM

The son of a regular soldier, Leigh was called up at the outbreak of war. After finishing his flying training…

SP(BB)06 Squadron Leader Jocelyn Millard AE KSG

SP(BB)06 Squadron Leader Jocelyn Millard AE KSG

Called into full-time service on the 1 September 1939, Millard finally finished his flying training in August 1940. In early…

SP(BB)08 Squadron Leader Eric Seabourne DFC

SP(BB)08 Squadron Leader Eric Seabourne DFC

Seabourne arrived at Tangmere in June 1940 to join No 238 Squadron, with no experience in Hurricanes, he spent three…

SP(BB)09 Flight Lieutenant Gordon Batt AE

SP(BB)09 Flight Lieutenant Gordon Batt AE

Notorious for the ‘Bat’ insignia on his aircraft, Batt was called up at the outbreak of war and in May…

SP(BB)11 Warrant Officer Peter Hutton Fox

SP(BB)11 Warrant Officer Peter Hutton Fox

Peter has always described his involvement in the Battle of Britain as `one of the also rans` but I am…

SP(BB)12 Group Captain Frank Carey CBE DFC** AFC DFM

SP(BB)12 Group Captain Frank Carey CBE DFC** AFC DFM

Carey joined the RAF as an aircraft apprentice, but in 1935 he applied to become a pilot and joined No…

SP(BB)13 Wing Commander Bob Doe DSO DFC*

SP(BB)13 Wing Commander Bob Doe DSO DFC*

Bob Doe was among the highest scorers during the Battle of Britain period, having flown Spitfires with great success with…

SP(BB)14 Air Chief Marshal Sir Christopher Foxley-Norris GCB DSO OBE MA

SP(BB)14 Air Chief Marshal Sir Christopher Foxley-Norris GCB DSO OBE MA

Sir Christopher served with No 3 Squadron during the Battle of Britain equipped with Hurricanes, and went on to have…

SP(BB)15 Group Captain Allan Wright DFC* AFC

SP(BB)15 Group Captain Allan Wright DFC* AFC

Wright was a veteran of the Battle of France and is one of the original "Hunting Party" for which No…

SP(BB)16 Wing Commander John Freeborn DFC*

SP(BB)16 Wing Commander John Freeborn DFC*

Freeborn was an early member of No 74 Squadron having joined the squadron in October 1938, and was to remain…

SP(BB)17 Warrant Officer Clive Hilken AE

SP(BB)17 Warrant Officer Clive Hilken AE

It doesn\'t matter how famous a pilot is with this series, as the only criteria is that they are a…

SP(BB)19 Flight Lieutenant Richard Jones AE

SP(BB)19 Flight Lieutenant Richard Jones AE

Richard joined No 64 Squadron at Kenley in July 1940 flying Spitfires, on 12 September 1940 he was posted to…

SP(BB)20 Wing Commander Bunny Currant DSO DFC*

SP(BB)20 Wing Commander Bunny Currant DSO DFC*

Bunny Currant joined the RAF in 1936 and in April 1940 he joined No 605 Squadron. From middle of August…

SP(BB)21 Wing Commander Sandy Sanders DFC

SP(BB)21 Wing Commander Sandy Sanders DFC

This photograph is actually pre war dating from when he was flying with treble-one Squadron at Northolt, the white flying…

SP(BB)22 Wing Commander Paddy Barthropp DFC AFC

SP(BB)22 Wing Commander Paddy Barthropp DFC AFC

Better know to most as Paddy we are delighted that he has taken the time to sign our photographs despite…

SP(BB)23 Wing Commander Donald MacFarlane Jack

SP(BB)23 Wing Commander Donald MacFarlane Jack

Another 602 Squadron Battle of Britain pilot, he joined the RAuxAF in 1936 and was called up in September 1939.…

SP(BB)24 Flight Lieutenant Arthur Smith

SP(BB)24 Flight Lieutenant Arthur Smith

Arthur joined the RAF in June 1939 on a short service commission and after converting to Hurricanes in May 1940,…

SP(BB)25 Flight Lieutenant Geoffrey Stevens

SP(BB)25 Flight Lieutenant Geoffrey Stevens

After converting to Hurricanes, he joined 151 Squadron at North Weald on August 31. The squadron was about to move…

SP(BB)26 Squadron Leader Bam Bamberger DFC*

SP(BB)26 Squadron Leader Bam Bamberger DFC*

Known simply as Bam Bamberger, his RAF career started as RAFVR groundcrew in 1936. In late 1938 he was accepted…

SP(BB)27 Wing Commander Bob Foster DFC AE

SP(BB)27 Wing Commander Bob Foster DFC AE

Foster was called up at the outbreak of war and joined No 605 Squadron RAFVR at Drem on 6 July…

SP(BB)28 Squadron Leader Tony Pickering AE

SP(BB)28 Squadron Leader Tony Pickering AE

Tony initially joined No 32 Squadron on 27 July 1940, however the CO thought they were two new to the…

SP(BB)29 Flight Lieutenant William Walker

SP(BB)29 Flight Lieutenant William Walker

A regular Biggin Hill Air Show guest, William joined No 616 Squadron on 18 June 1940 based at Leconfield. On…

SP(BB)30 Squadron Leader Peter Dawbarn

SP(BB)30 Squadron Leader Peter Dawbarn

Dawbarn spent a short period in France with ?B? Flight No 253 Squadron in April 1940. In May he went…

SP(BB)31 Squadron Leader Desmond Fopp AFC

SP(BB)31 Squadron Leader Desmond Fopp AFC

Born in Cuddly Creek, South Australia. Joined the RAFVR in 1938, called up at the outbreak of war he joined…

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