Malta-based pilots sitting in front of two fighter aircraft at Luqa, Malta. Third and fourth from the left: Wing Commander J.K. Buchanan, Commanding Officer of No. 272 Squadron RAF, and Wing Commander M.M. Stephens, leader of the Hal Far Fighter Wing, shortly before the end of his tour of operations. Behind them a Supermarine Spitfire Mark VC, BR498 'PP-H' and a Bristol Beaufighter of No. 272 Squadron RAF.