Published originally in the British wartime magazine Illustrated -
February 1945, the caption read: ‘Pilots on board HMS Indomitable sit around in front of the pom pom waiting for their next sortie against Jap fighters or shore installations on occupied Sumatra’.
Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery - circa 1944/45 - in his characteristic beret with two badges and a paratroopers
Denison smock - location unknown. The aircraft in the background, which appears to be sporting invasion stripes, is a Miles Messenger.
Royal Navy Commander-in-Chief Home Fleet Admiral Sir John Tovey and
Commodore Nikolai Egipko,
Soviet naval liaison, at the forward quad-14″ gun turret of the formers’ flagship, HMS King George V - November 1942.