19 Squadron Royal Air Force

Formed at Castle Bromwich, 01-Sep-1915. Motto Possunt quia posse videntur (They can because they think they can). Fighter squadron (Code. QV)
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English Electric Lightning F2a 19 Sqn RAF 1960's

English Electric Lightning 19 Sqn RAF “Over the North Sea, Lightning of 19 Squadron stationed at RAF Leaconfield,

Royal Air Force official photographer -- Three Supermarine Spitfire Mk.I aircraft of 19 Squadron. -- High quality art prints, canvases -- Imperial War Museum Prints

I aircraft of 19 Squadron. by Royal Air Force official photographer. Museum quality art prints with a selection of frame and size options, canvases, and postcards.

No 19 Fighter Squadron, based at Duxford, Cambridge, England, flying their Spitfire aircraft in formation in the year of outbreak of the Second World War. No 19 was the first RAF Squadron to be equipped with the new Supermarine Spitfire, the only fighter to be used throughout the entire war - 1 May 1939

No 19 Fighter Squadron, based at Duxford, Cambridge, England, flying their Spitfire aircraft in formation in the year of outbreak of the Second World War.

Six Supermarine Spitfire Mark Is of No. 19 Squadron, Royal Air Force, based at Duxford, Cambridgeshire (UK), flying in starboard echelon formation led by the Commanding Officer, Squadron Leader H.I. Cozens, in K9794.

Supermarine Spitfire Mk I's fitted with the two pitch fixed bladed wooden propellers, flying in formation over England, UK, yrs

Supermarine Spitfire Mk IA, P9368 'QV-K', of No. 19 Squadron RAF, being rearmed between sorties at Fowlmere, Cambridgeshire. P9368 was often flown by the Commanding Officer, S/L B J E 'Sandy' Lane, and was also the preferred aircraft of 'A' Flight commander F/L W J 'Farmer' Lawson

Spitfire Mk I QV-K receives a final once-over before taking to the sky from RAF…

Sgt Kenneth A "Ken" Wilkinson sits atop the cockpit of a Spitfire Mk I after reporting to No 19 Squadron RAF on 17 October 1940. At RAF Fowlmere, the self-styled "odds-and-sods bloke" befriended Sgt Bernard J "Jimmy" Jennings, with whom the 22-year-old pilot practiced formation flying and aerial combat. In existence for some weeks before his arrival, he surmised the virtues of the Duxford Wing as chiefly psychological to the enemy who had been led to believe the RAF were almost finished.

Sgt Kenneth A "Ken" Wilkinson of No 19 Squadron RAF sits atop the cockpit of a Spitfire Mk I after his arrival at RAF Fowlmere on 17 October

Spitfire Mark IA, X4474 ‘QV-I’, of No. 19 Squadron RAF, taking off from Fowlmere, Cambridgeshire, with Sergeant B J Jennings at the controls.

CH Spitfire Mark IA ‘QV-I’ of No. 19 Squadron RAF taking off from Fowlmere Cambridgeshire with Sergeant B J Jennings at the controls

Ground staff refuelling a Supermarine Spitfire Mk IIA of No. 19 Squadron RAF at Fowlmere, near Duxford in Cambridgeshire, September 1940.

Ground staff refuelling a Supermarine Spitfire Mk IIA of No. 19 Squadron RAF at Fowlmere, near Duxford in Cambridgeshire, September 1940

Supermarine Spitfire Mk Ia, X4474 QV-I 19 Sq

Supermarine Spitfire Mk Ia, QV - I, 19 Sqn - the same aircraft as next door picture.

A Supermarine Spitfire Mk 1 of No. 19 Squadron RAF being re-armed between sorties at Fowlmere, near Duxford, September 1940.

CH A Supermarine Spitfire Mark of No 19 Squadron Royal Air Force being re-armed between sorties at Fowlmere Cambridgeshire.

Spitfire Mk IA, X4179 ‘QV-B’, of No. 19 Squadron RAF, on the ground at Fowlmere, Cambridgeshire

CH Spitfire Mark IA ‘QV-B’ of No. 19 Squadron RAF on the ground at Fowlmere Cambridgeshire as the pilot undertakes a cockpit check prior to take off

Spitfire Mk Ia N3200 of No. 19 Squadron RAF Sangatte Beach 1940 | World War Photos

Spitfire Mk Ia N3200 of No. 19 Squadron RAF Sangatte Beach 1940 | World War Photos

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