Watched over by two Westland Lysanders, two "Sticks" of Parachutists jumping from Armstrong Whitworth Whitley medium bombers, in service with the Royal Air Force at the outbreak of the Second World War. In late 1942, the Whitley was retired from service as a frontline aircraft for bomber squadrons and was shifted to other roles. The type continued to operate delivering supplies and agents as serving as a transport for troops and freight, a carrier for paratroopers and a tow aircraft for gliders.

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Watched over by two Westland Lysanders, two "Sticks" of Parachutists jumping from Armstrong Whitworth Whitley medium bombers, in service with the Royal Air Force at the outbreak of the Second World War.  In late 1942, the Whitley was retired from service as a frontline aircraft for bomber squadrons and was shifted to other roles. The type continued to operate delivering supplies and agents  as serving as a transport for troops and freight, a carrier for paratroopers and a tow aircraft for gliders. Stock Photo
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Watched over by two Westland Lysanders, two "Sticks" of Parachutists jumping from Armstrong Whitworth Whitley medium bombers, in service with the Royal Air Force at the outbreak of the Second World War. In late 1942, the Whitley was retired from service as a frontline aircraft for bomber squadrons and was shifted to other roles. The type continued to operate delivering supplies and agents as serving as a transport for troops and freight, a carrier for paratroopers and a tow aircraft for gliders.
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Watched over by two Westland Lysanders, two "Sticks" of Parachutists jumping from Armstrong Whitworth Whitley medium bombers, in service with the Royal Air Force at the outbreak of the Second World War. In late 1942, the Whitley was retired from service as a frontline aircraft for bomber squadrons and was shifted to other roles. The type continued to operate delivering supplies and agents as serving as a transport for troops and freight, a carrier for paratroopers and a tow aircraft for gliders. In 1940, the Whitley had been selected as the standard paratroop transport; in this role, the ventral turret aperture was commonly modified to be used for the egress of paratroopers.
Location: United Kingdom