THE LONG RANGE DESERT GROUP (LRDG) DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR Waco YKC, AX697 (left), and Waco ZGC-7, AX695 (right), of the Long Range Desert Group, on the ground in the Western Desert of Egypt between Kufra and Siwa after landing supplies for 'Y' Patrol. The aircraft were 'acquired' by the LRDG's second-in-command, Major G L Prendergast (a pilot himself) to solve the problem of supplying widely scattered outposts. The Wacos shortened the trip from Kufra to the Nile from ten days to one.
Lors de la campagne de Tunisie, au moment de la bataille du massif de l’Ousselat, des artilleurs du 67e RA (régiment d’artillerie d’Afrique) qui combattent au sein de la DMC (division de marche de Constantine), montent en ligne, équipés de canons de 65 mm de montagne modèle 1906. L’un d’eux est aux prises avec sa mule bâtée récalcitrante. Date : Avril 1943
Pilots of No. 3 Squadron RAAF-Royal Australian Air Force study a map on the tailplane of one of their Gloster Gladiators at their landing ground near Sollum, Egypt, before an operation over Bardia during the closing stages of Operation Compass, January-February 1941.
A magnificent original colour image of the South African Air Force in North Africa during World War 2. May 1943. Seen here os a South African Squadron of Douglas Boston aircraft returning from a sortie to the Mareth Line in North Africa while another squadron is briefed in the foreground. Image copyright: The Imperial War Museum
Pilots of No. 274 Squadron don their parachutes and flying clothing from a makeshift rack during a practice scramble at their dispersal at Amriya, Egypt. On the extreme right is Flying Officer Arthur A P Weller and, bareheaded at third left, is the section leader, Flight Lieutenant Peter Wykeham-Barnes. Other pilots include Pilot Officer Philip H Preston and Flight Sergeant J C Hulbert. On the right, and airman chalks up the situation on the operations board.