Polish flying ace Jan Zumbach (left) confirmed kills) of the 303 Kosciuszko Polish Fighter Squadron poses with his Supermarine Spitfire and RAF colleagues, The plane bears Zumbach's distinctive Donald Duck symbol. He survived the war.
Acting Wing Commander Colin Gray, the top scoring New Zealand pilot with 27 kills, pictured with his Supermarine Spitfire Mk. IX EN 520 (FL-A) at Souk-el-Khemis, Tunisia while commanding No 81 Squadron, Royal Air Force in North Africa. May 1943
P/O Peter V "Decoy" Ayerst was the first RAF fighter pilot to clash with Me 109 fighters on 6 November 1939. Scrambled from Rouvres at 14.30hrs, the 19-year-old pilot drifted over the frontier in pursuit of an intruder at 20,000ft and on turning for base formated at the rear of fighters thought to be No 73 Squadron RAF. On realising the black cross on the tail fins, he gave a quick burst before diving out of the way and returning to Rouvres with 5 holes in the fuselage of Hurricane Mk I J.
Battle of Britain Aces Adolf Galland in the cockpit, Stanford Tuck and Douglas Bader. Fl Lt Pete Thorn from the Battle of Britain Memorial flight nearest on the ground and Peter Rushen Ground Crew behind him.