74 Squadron Royal Air Force

Formed July 1, 1917 at Northolt. Motto: "I fear no man", Name: Trinidad. Code JH (1939) ,ZP from 1940, 4D from April
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Spitfire

The White Cliffs of Dover: Spitfire flyover. Beautiful shot considering the history of this special plane and the men who flew her ~

A South African by birth, A.G. “Sailor” Malan became one of the great Royal Air Force fighter leaders during the Battle of Britain. In the summer of 1940, Malan commanded the legendary 74 Squadron, which helped stop the advance of Germany’s Luftwaffe.

A South African by birth, A. “Sailor” Malan became one of the great Royal Air Force fighter leaders during the Battle of Britain. In the summer of Malan commanded the legendary 74 Squadron, which helped stop the advance of Germany’s Luftwaffe.

F2a Lightnings 74 "Tiger" Sqn RAF Leuchars Scotland 1960's

English Electric Lightning of No. 74 Squadron based at RAF Leuchars, Fife, are seen in flight over nearby St Andrews in Crown Copyright / IWM RAF-T

The first Lightning F.6 in service, XR768, of 74 Squadron at Leuchars 1966. ©Crown / IWM RAF-T 6970

The first Lightning in service, of 74 Squadron at Leuchars ©Crown / IWM RAF-T 6970

English Electric Lightning F.3s of No. 74 Squadron based at RAF Leuchars, Fife, are seen in flight over nearby St Andrews in 1964

English Electric Lightning of No. 74 Squadron based at RAF Leuchars, Fife, are seen in flight over nearby St Andrews in Crown Copyright / IWM RAF-T

Supermarine Spitfire Mk.I, ZP-N, 74 Squadron RAF, pilot P/O Sandman, 1940/41

Supermarine Spitfire Mk.I, ZP-N, 74 Squadron RAF, pilot P/O Sandman, 1940/41

XS897 BAC Lightning F.6  74 Squadron, Royal Air Force  Tengah, Singapore, 1971  English Electric Lightning F6 in 74 Squadron markings.

XS897 BAC Lightning F.6 74 Squadron, Royal Air Force Tengah, Singapore, 1971 English Electric Lightning F6 in 74 Squadron markings.

XP705 English Electric Lightning F.3  74 Squadron, Royal Air Force  Leuchars, Fife, 1964

From 1962 till the official aerobatic team of the Royal Air Force becomes the Tigers from squadron

74 Squadron Lightnings

“Terrific pic of 74 'Tiger' Sqn Lightnings taken by the legendary Charles E. Brown (I think) - a true artist”

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