British Squadron Leader Donald Finlay of 41 Squadron RAF with his Spitfire fighter, circa 1941

Caption   British Squadron Leader Donald Finlay of 41 Squadron RAF with his Spitfire fighter, circa 1941 ww2dbase
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Added Date 10 Jun 2010

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
30 Dec 2012 07:53:47 PM

MAN AND MACHINE: Spitfire Mk.IIa P7666 of No.41 Squadron flown by Squadron Leader Donald Finlay, he shotdown two Messerschmitt Bf-109s Nov. 1940 THE WELL DRESSED FIGHTER PILOT: Looks like Squadron Leader Finlay has been issued his "Mae West" life jacket, Type "C" leather flying helmet w/goggles, gloves and 1940 flying boots. RAF pilot wore under their flying suit, the blue/gray RAF uniform, with shirt and tie ribbons awarded them were worn on the jacket
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
11 Nov 2014 02:25:53 PM

TALLY HO! Squadron Leader Finlay's Spitfire was coded KL-Z Aircraft was later assigned to No. 54 Squadron coded DL and AP a fighter and fighter-bomber unit. Donald Finlay joined the RAF in 1935 took part in the Battle of Britain wounded during dogfight August 1940 with Messerschmitt BF-109s. During WWII Commanded No 41 Sqd. promoted to Wing Commander and later to Group Captain survived WWII, retired from the RAF in 1959. TALLY-HO: The phrase tally-ho largely a British phrase, that was shouted when the hunting party's guarry was sighted.

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