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Sgt Michał Brzezowski, Sgt Stefan Wójtowicz and Sgt Eugeniusz Szaposznikow (left to right) of No 303 Squadron RAF stand in place at RAF Northolt in 1940. They had been veterans of the Polish and French campaigns before joining the squadron in August. While Brzezowski and Wójtowicz failed to return from combat in September, Szaposznikow survived the Battle of Britain, with 8 victories and 1 probable to his credit.

Sgt Michał Brzezowski, Sgt Stefan Wójtowicz and Sgt Eugeniusz Szaposznikow (left to right) of No 303 Squadron RAF stand in place at RAF Northolt in 1940. They had been veterans of the Polish and French campaigns before joining the squadron in August. While Brzezowski and Wójtowicz failed to return from combat in September, Szaposznikow survived the Battle of Britain, with 8 victories and 1 probable to his credit.

Pilots of the famous No 303 Polish Squadron RAF, pose with their Squadron Leader Jan Zumbach in front of his Spitfire at Kirton-in-Lindsey, Lincolnshire, England - October 1942

Pilots of the famous No 303 Polish Squadron RAF, pose with their Squadron Leader Jan Zumbach in front of his Spitfire at Kirton-in-Lindsey, Lincolnshire, England - October 1942

P/O Witold "Tolo" Łokuciewski, F/L Witold Urbanowicz, F/L Zygmunt Wodecki, (MO in dark uniform), Sgt Josef František, F/L John A "Johnny" Kent and F/O Ludwik W "Paszko" Paszkiewicz (left to right) of No 303 Squadron RAF rest in front of their dispersal hut at RAF Northolt in September 1940. Kent doubled as A flight commander with Urbanowicz from August and was also known as Kentski and Kentowski amongst his Polish comrades.

P/O Witold "Tolo" Łokuciewski, F/L Witold Urbanowicz, F/L Zygmunt Wodecki, (MO in dark uniform), Sgt Josef František, F/L John A "Johnny" Kent and F/O Ludwik W "Paszko" Paszkiewicz (left to right) of No 303 Squadron RAF rest in front of their dispersal hut at RAF Northolt in September 1940. Kent doubled as A flight commander with Urbanowicz from August and was also known as Kentski and Kentowski amongst his Polish comrades.

WW2 - RAF pilots and groundcrew prepare a Spitfire during the Battle of Britain, outside London, 1940 - image © Time & Life Pictures

WW2 - RAF pilots and groundcrew prepare a Spitfire during the Battle of Britain, outside London, 1940 - image © Time & Life Pictures

WWII RAF Headgear Collection.

WWII RAF Headgear Collection.

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WWII RAF Fighter Pilot Headgear Display circa 1940

WWII RAF Fighter Pilot Headgear Display circa 1940

UK - 1942 May, England, Wing Commander, No. 617 Squdron, RAF

UK - 1942 May, England, Wing Commander, No. 617 Squdron, RAF