Original press photograph of Air Chief Marshal Sir William Alec Coryton C.B., M.V.O., D.F.C. in 'tropical' uniform c. 1945. In 1938 Coryton was made Director of Operations (Overseas) at the Air Ministry. He held this post until April 1942, when he was assigned Air Officer Commanding No. 5 Group RAF. While there he presided over the introduction of the Avro Lancaster into service. In February 1943 Coryton was moved to the Air Staff at the Air Ministry, where he served as Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Operations). On 25 August 1944 Coryton was made Commander, RAF Third Tactical Air Force, which was renamed RAF in Bengal & Burma on 4 December 1944 with Coryton remaining in command. Ten days later he was made Assistant Air Commander, Eastern Air Command, a position he held until May 1945. Approximately 10 x 16cm with a small caption glued beneath. Some creasing but reasonably good overall. Dated 29 June 1945 to rear. Some creasing but reasonably good overall. Stock code P20405-1.