S/L Peter W Townsend climbs into the cockpit of Hurricane Mk I VY-Q that was issued to him upon his return to No 85 Squadron RAF at RAF Church Fenton in mid-September 1940, following the healing of his wounded left foot, which had suffered in combat over Tunbridge Wells on 31 August.
Sgt Otakar "Ota" Hrubý stands by Hurricane Mk I JU-P at RAF Dyce in 1940. On a combat practice flight 7 days after joining No 111 Squadron RAF at RAF Drem on 9 October, the 26-year-old Czech crashed on landing in a field at Turriff. Escaping slightly injured, he reported back to flying duties 9 days later.
RAF Hawker Hurricane Mk IID or IV probably belonging to Specialised Low Attack Instructors School, Milfields, Northumberland. It's armed with Vickers anti-tank guns, this particular airplane being equipped with the standard carburetor air intake.