Another mystery photo today. A cheery group of French personnel posing in front of an impressive lineup of Spifires Mk. V. This picture originates from a wartime Air Ministry propaganda pamphlet entitled Wings For Freedom, published towards the end of the war. According to censorship standards of the day, the original caption was rather enigmatic:
“The colour and spirit of France were carried to Britain by French patriots. Men of the French Fleet Air Arm work as ground staff on the airfield from which a French fighter squadron operates”
French Fleet Air Arm? French fighter squadron? Could anyone shed a light on when and where this photo was taken and perhaps even the guess the identity of this wonderful vehicle?
[Crown Copyright via HMSO Publications/Ashley Gates]