RCAF pilot David Ritchie in the cockpit of a M.K. 5 Spitfire in 1942
Squadron officers and NCO pilots of the 411 Squadron RCAF in front of Mk. 5 Spitfire, 1942. David Rtichie was sent this picture while he was stationed in North Africa.
David Ritchie's fellow pilots of the No.52 Operational Training Unit, D Flight at RAF Station Aston Down in front of a Spitfire Mark 1, November 1941
A letter from David Ritchie's former Commanding Officer (C.O.) of the 411 Squadron, RCAF with a message from the Air Officer Commanding (A.O.C). of No. 12 Group concerning his successful forced landing under difficult conditions on May 20th, 1942
David Ritchie flew his Spitfire Mark 5 off this aircraft carrier HMS Eagle in the Mediterranean Sea and landed in Malta, 706 miles away on his sortie of July 15, 1942
"I was in Malta for about three and a half or four months and I was shot down in my last flight with 126 RAF Squadron, used a parachute and dropped into the water…"