Pilots of No 43 Squadron RAF stand by a Hurricane Mk I at RAF Wick in April They are (left to right) Sgt John Arbuthnot, Sgt Robert Plenderleith, Sgt Herbert J L "Darkey" Hallows, F/O John WC Simpson, F/L Peter W Townsend and P/O Hamilton C "Deryk" Upton.
Sgt Alan L M Deller was posted to No 43 Squadron RAF at RAF Northolt on 3 August 1940. Making a forced-landing at RAF Tangmere on 12 August, he bailed out, unhurt, following a combat over Ashford on 7 September, with his Hurricane Mk I crashing and burning out at Babylon Farm, Sutton Valence.
Supermarine Spitfire Mark VC, code EF692, still with its North-African camouflage scheme, from where it was flown, of No. 43 Squadron RAF on the waterlogged Capodichino airport, Naples, following the heavy rains over Southern Italy, Autumn 1943. Beyond the airfield, on the right, are the cloud-covered slopes of Mount Vesuvius. Victor Sierra