RAF090 RAF NCO Inspectors
A standing Flight Sergeant together with an ‘eagle-eyed’ Corporal inspect an aircraft to ensure all repairs have been successfully completed and nothing has been left-to-chance or unfinished.
Approximately 3,000 British, Empire and Foreign pilots flew with the Royal Air Force’s ‘Fighter Command’ during the Battle of Britain.
Supporting them on the ground were many more thousands of RAF ‘Ground Crews’ who the pilots depended on to get them into the air and engage the enemy before returning to earth to be refueled, rearmed and often repaired for the next ‘scramble’.
These ground crew airmen took on a multitude of tasks and performed all kinds of mechanical and technical ‘miracles’ to enable the RAF’s Spitfires and Hurricanes to stay in the air fighting the enemy and winning the aerial battle.