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1st Battalion of the North Staffordshire Regiment, Waziristan Provost Company

Military Police Company in Waziristan, North Western Frontier (modern Pakistan). Standing (left to right): LCpls Macinand Wilkes, Sgt Wooton, LCpl Bailey, LSgt Bull, LCpls Rowling, Smith '15 and Clarke. Seated: ...

Ambulances, Heath House Auxiliary Hospital, Tean

An ambulance marked 'American Ambulance - Great Britain' on the passenger door with auxiliaries and Army personnel, pictured on the drive outside Heath House, near Tean during a voluntary blood donation ...

Armoured Car in R.A.F. Parade, Stafford,

Armoured car in R.A.F. Stafford's 30th anniversary celebration of the No. 2 MT Squadron formed at Kings College Cambridge in 1940. The car, complete with gun turret and R.A.F. markings, is a Rolls ...

BBC Midlands Today visits RAF Mountain Rescue Team at RAF Stafford

The BBC Midlands Today Team with presenter Kay Alexander (Kay is in the centre of the photograph, under the Mountain Rescue sign) are pictured with the RAF Mountain Rescue Team at their base at RAF Stafford. ...

Clayton Tractor and Handley-Page Bomber

A Dorman-engined Clayton tractor towing a Handley-Page Type O bomber during the First World War. Founded by William Henry Dorman in 1870 on Foregate Street, Dorman's began by manufacturing cutting ...

Freedom of Entry into the Borough Parade with RAF Stafford

On a sunny winter's day RAF Stafford service personnel march from Gaolgate Street into Market Square, Stafford while exercising their Freedom of Entry into the Borough of Stafford. The Borough of ...

Leek Volunteers going to War, Lowe Hill, Leek

The Leek Battery set off to join the war effort right at the start of World War I.

Peace celebrations, Rugeley

Peace celebrations at the end of the Great War. The procession is seen here travelling along Horse Fair, including soldiers in uniform and a tank. The Globe Hotel can be seen in the background.

Preparing for a Parade at RAF Stafford

Officers and service personnel are pictured preparing for a Parade at RAF Stafford. RAF Stafford was formed 1 December 1939 following the purchase by the Treasury of 362 acres of land near Stafford. ...

R.A.F. Vehicles, Hixon Airbase

After the Second World War the airbase was used for the storage of surplus R.A.F. vehicles. The runways were filled from one end to the other with lorries and cars. The site is now an industrial estate....

RAF Stafford Personnel on a Training Exercise

A member of the RAF Stafford team attending a training exercise in Norfolk is pictured checking over a Land Rover engine. RAF Stafford was formed 1 December 1939 following the purchase by the Treasury ...

RAF Stafford Personnel on a Training Exercise

RAF personnel from Stafford are pictured preparing to tow their Land Rover out of the mud during a training exercise in Norfolk. RAF Stafford was formed 1 December 1939 following the purchase by the ...

Reginald Mitchell

Reginald Mitchell was born at 115 Congleton Road, Butt Lane, Kidsgrove in 1895 and was educated at Hanley High School. At sixteen, he gained an apprenticeship at Kerr Stuart & Co of Fenton. After ...

Snake patrol in Poona, India

Thomas Marmion Clarke with his dog on snake patrol in India 1933-1939. The 1st Battalion of the North Staffordshire Regiment was serving in India and Burma throughout the Second World War. Throughout ...

Spitfire Type 300. F 37/34. Circa 1936

Reginald Mitchell completed the prototype Spitfire just a year before his death. This aeroplane was capable of 342 m.p.h. and was officially the fastest military aircraft of the time. This aircraft would ...

Supermarine Spitfire

This Mark XVI Supermarine Spitfire is housed in a specially-refurbished gallery at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery in Stoke-on-Trent, where it is undergoing restoration by Supermarine Ltd.

Tank, Anson Street, Rugeley

A World War 1 tank pictured outside the Police Station on Anson Street in Rugeley shortly after the end of the war. This tank was one of two which were sent to the Army Camps on Cannock Chase for training ...

The Annual Fire Pump Competitions at RAF Stafford

This photograph was taken during the annual fire pump competitions which were held between the fire crews at each RAF storage depot. The fire crews are pictured on parade during an inspection along with ...

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