John Hardie with a Borfor gun that he fired during the Battle of Britain. Mr. Hardie later participated in the Italian Campaign starting with the invasion of Sicily in 1943.
A "Quad Lewis," a four-barrelled machine gun used for shooting at planes.
When the Italian Campaign began, Mr. Hardie was transferred to the Military Police, or Provost Corps. He sent this photo home but the military censors blacked out the number on his Provost Corps motorcyle for security reasons.
Mr. Hardie in one of the Jeeps of the Provost Corps, 1944.
The longest Bailey bridge over the Rhine, Arnhem, Holland. 1945.
"We were shooting at fighters coming in over the water. Very low, practically touching the water."