J. P. Herner Petersen is trained as pilot during the Second World War. He serves with the Royal Air Force as well as the Royal Norwegian Air Forces during the war. He is one of the last pilots in the air operationally in the No. 331 (Norwegian) Squadron.
Ernest George Bruhn volunteers for service in the Royal Australian Air Force in 1942 at the age of 50 years. Attached to the 9 Airfield Construction Unit, he is involved in the construction and maintenance of airfields in mainland Australia in 1942-43.
Kaj Birksted becomes Wing Commander (flying) of the North Weald Wing on 1 August 1943. As Wing Commander he had the privilege to carry his initials as identity code on his aircraft. He is believed to have had three Spitfires carrying "KB" on the fuselage. This article is an attempt to compile information on these aircraft - at the time being with a focus on the first.
From early on the Danish volunteers in the RAF wanted to distinguish themselves as Danes in Allied service. One way of doing that was to wear a nationality shoulder title on the uniform.