Dan Steele

Photographic Colourist

Squadron Leader Donald Osborne Finlay

S/Ldr. Donald Osborne Finlay (Center) an Olympic Silver Medal winning Hurdler, alongside fellow pilots of No. 41 Sqn, RAF Hornchurch, late 1940.

L-R: F/O John Noble Mackenzie, F/Lt. Anthony Desmond Joseph Lovell, S/Ldr. Donald Osborne Finlay, F/Lt. Edgar Norman Ryder, and Sgt. Roy Clement Ford.

Colour by Dan Steele
“Squadron Leader D O Finlay, the former British Olympic hurdler and Commanding Officer of No. 41 Squadron RAF, standing by a Supermarine Spitfire Mark IIA with four of his pilots at Hornchurch, Essex. They are (left to right): Flying Officer John MacKenzie, Flight-Lieutenant A D J Lovell, Squadron Leader Finlay, Fligh-Lieutenant N Ryder and Pilot Officer R Ford.” © IWM CH 1871

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