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File:The Royal Navy during the Second World War A1887.jpg

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English: The Royal Navy during the Second World War
A Supermarine Walrus amphibious aircraft takes off at dawn from HMS ARGUS. The silhouetted figure with the flag on the left is the Flight Deck Officer, 'Wings', who signals pilots that they are clear to take off.
Date between 1939 and 1945
date QS:P,+1950-00-00T00:00:00Z/7,P1319,+1939-00-00T00:00:00Z/9,P1326,+1945-00-00T00:00:00Z/9
IWMLondonThumbnail.jpg This is photograph A 1887 from the collections of the Imperial War Museums. Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
Author Coote, R G G (Lt), Royal Navy official photographer
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Part of Admiralty Official Collection
  • Associated people and organisations
    Royal Navy, ARGUS (HMS)
  • Associated themes
    Fleet Air Arm 1939-1945, Royal Navy 1939-1945
  • Associated keywords
    Communications, naval aviation
Category photographs
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