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Formation Collection

Background imageFormation Collection: Formation Fighting Wwi

Formation Fighting Wwi
Formation fighting between German and British aeroplanes - a battle in the skies during World War One. Note the colourful paintwork of the German planes

Background imageFormation Collection: Royal Air Force Display Poster, Hendon

Royal Air Force Display Poster, Hendon, showing biplanes flying in formation above the spectators. 1928

Background imageFormation Collection: Promotional Recruitment card for the U. S. Navy

Promotional Recruitment card for the U. S. Navy
Promotional Recruitment card for the U. S. Naval Training Station, Great Lakes, Illinois. 2200 recruits under training have formed a giant anchor, with Rear Admiral John Downes US Navy

Background imageFormation Collection: The Devils Chimney

The Devils Chimney, a distintive natural rock formation on Leckhampton Hill, overlooking the road between Cheltenham and Birdlip, Gloucestershire, England. Date: late 1930s

Background imageFormation Collection: The British Fleet - Spithead, 1914

The British Fleet - Spithead, 1914
Britains Bulwarks. The great fleet assembled at Spithead, Portsmouth - July 16th - 20th 1914 for King George Vs inspection, three weeks after the declaration of war against Germany

Background imageFormation Collection: WW2 Poster -- Formation Signs

WW2 Poster -- Formation Signs
Formation signs, dated 8 May 1945. Chromolithograph poster, showing various formation signs of infantry and armoured divisions, brigades, groups, including Airborne TPS, GHQ Liaison Regiment

Background imageFormation Collection: Precariously perched Studebaker Six - Yosemite

Precariously perched Studebaker Six - Yosemite
On June 10, 1916 photographer Arthur Clarence Pillsbury broke the driving time record from Oakland to Yosemite in his new Studebaker Six

Background imageFormation Collection: Ufos / Yorkshire, England

Ufos / Yorkshire, England
Three flying saucers are photographed as they fly in formation over Yorkshire. Alas, the photo has since been proved to be a fake

Background imageFormation Collection: Empire Air Day Poster

Empire Air Day Poster
A poster for the Empire Air Day on Saturday 20th May 1939 at Warmwell near Dorchester. The Hawker Hurricane planes played a key role in attack and defence during WW2

Background imageFormation Collection: Geological unconformity on the river Jed

Geological unconformity on the river Jed. Plate 3 from Theory of the Earth (1795) Vol. 1, by James Hutton

Background imageFormation Collection: Flock of geese flying over water

Flock of geese flying over water
A flock of geese flying in formation over a stretch of water, with reeds in the foreground and the sun low on the horizon

Background imageFormation Collection: Balanced Rock, Garden of the Gods Park, Colorado Springs

Balanced Rock, Garden of the Gods Park, Colorado Springs, Colorado - one of the wonders of Pikes Region. This section of this peculiar rock formation is known as Mushroom Park

Background imageFormation Collection: Coal forest diorama

Coal forest diorama
A diorama of a Carboniferous coal forest (354 to 290 million years ago) previously on display at the former Geological Museum which is now part of the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageFormation Collection: Perranporth Rock Arch

Perranporth Rock Arch
The Rock Arch, an unusual formation, on the beach at Perranporth, Cornwall, England. Date: 1960s

Background imageFormation Collection: French Foreign Legion

French Foreign Legion
A fierce scene showing the Legion Etrangere in action in Morocco

Background imageFormation Collection: Douglas AD-1 Skyraider, Lockheed P2V-5 Neptune, Grumman WF-2

Douglas AD-1 Skyraider, Lockheed P2V-5 Neptune, Grumman WF-2
From left: Douglas AD-1 Skyraider, 134982; Lockheed P2V-5 Neptune, 128340, and a Grumman WF-2 from the Naval Air Facility, Sigonella, Sicily, in formation near Mt Etna

Background imageFormation Collection: WW2 - British RAF Sterling Bomber Squadron in formation

WW2 - British RAF Sterling Bomber Squadron in formation Date: circa 1940

Background imageFormation Collection: Durdle Door, Lulworth, Dorset

Durdle Door, Lulworth, Dorset. circa 1970s

Background imageFormation Collection: Mauritius - Pieter Both Mountain

Mauritius - Pieter Both Mountain
Pieter Both - the second highest mountain of Mauritius - named after Pieter Both, the first Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageFormation Collection: Schoolboys sitting on The Table Rock, Glyder Fach, Snowdon

Schoolboys sitting on The Table Rock, Glyder Fach, Snowdon, North Wales Date: circa 1930s

Background imageFormation Collection: Crop Circle Alton Barnes

Crop Circle Alton Barnes
Alton Barnes, Wiltshire : a small girl runs across the largest circle in the formation, demonstrating its huge size

Background imageFormation Collection: Aerial view of beach, Galveston, Texas, USA

Aerial view of beach, Galveston, Texas, USA
Aerial view of the beach, Galveston, Texas, USA. Date: circa 1930

Background imageFormation Collection: Lebanon, Beirut - The Doves Cave rocks

Lebanon, Beirut - The Doves Cave rocks Date: circa 1908

Background imageFormation Collection: The Needles, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England

The Needles, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England
Fine aerial view of The Needles Rocks and lighthouse, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England Date: circa 1920s

Background imageFormation Collection: THORs STONE

THORs STONE
Thors Stone, a natural rock formation, where Vikings are reputed to have offered human sacrifices to Thor, the god of thunder; Thurstaston, Merseyside, England. Date: BC

Background imageFormation Collection: The Barbarine - first climbed 1905 - Germany

The Barbarine - first climbed 1905 - Germany
The Barbarine - the best-known, free-standing rock formation in the German part of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. The pinnacle is the symbol of Saxon Switzerland

Background imageFormation Collection: Keep em Flying - US Dive Bombing Planes

Keep em Flying - US Dive Bombing Planes. he planes shown here are all U.S. Navy Douglas SBD (" Scout Bomber Douglas" ) Dauntless aircraft

Background imageFormation Collection: Lyme Regis

Lyme Regis
The Lower Jurassic cliffs incorporating Lower Lias and Charmouth Mudstone rocks, Charmouth, Dorset, UK

Background imageFormation Collection: APOLLODORUS OF DAMASCUS (60-129). Column of Trajan

APOLLODORUS OF DAMASCUS (60-129). Column of Trajan. 110; Theodosius Obelisk. 390. ITALY. Rome. Forum of Trajan. First Dorian War. Third Campaign

Background imageFormation Collection: Bow Fiddle Rock

Bow Fiddle Rock, a well-known natural rock formation, at Scaurnose, on the Banffshire coast, between Cullen and Portknockie, Scotland. Date: 1960s

Background imageFormation Collection: Ufos / Arnold 1947

Ufos / Arnold 1947
Idaho businessman Kenneth Arnold, flying over the Cascade Mountains, Washington State, sees a formation of very bright objects

Background imageFormation Collection: Reform Club / New Ministry

Reform Club / New Ministry
Gentlemen members in the Reform club- house await intelligence of the formation of the new ministry Date: 1853

Background imageFormation Collection: Consolidated B-24H & J formation of 2nd Bomb Division

Consolidated B-24H & J formation of 2nd Bomb Division, US 8th Air Force, 24 Nov 1944

Background imageFormation Collection: Blenheims and Messerschmitts by G. H. Davis

Blenheims and Messerschmitts by G. H. Davis
The fight between Bristol Blenheims and Messerschmitt 110 destroyer planes over the North Sea during the Second World War

Background imageFormation Collection: Battle of Austerlitz, between the French Empire

Battle of Austerlitz, between the French Empire

Background imageFormation Collection: CASTELL Y GWYNT

CASTELL Y GWYNT
An unusual rock formation, known as Castell y Gwynt ( Castle of the Winds ) on Glyder Fach, Snowdonia, Wales. Date: BC

Background imageFormation Collection: British Bristol fighter planes in flight, France, WW1

British Bristol fighter planes in flight, France, WW1
British Bristol fighter planes of No. 22 Squadron RAF flying in formation from Serny aerodrome, northern France, during the First World War. Date: June 1918

Background imageFormation Collection: Don Quixote on horseback with his lance

Don Quixote on horseback with his lance
Don Quixote on horseback, galloping forward with his lance. Date: First published: 1605-1615

Background imageFormation Collection: The Old Man of Hoy

The Old Man of Hoy, a curious cliff formation on the west coast of the Island of Hoy in the Orkney Isles, Scotland

Background imageFormation Collection: Toads Mouth Rock, Hathersage, Derbyshire

Toads Mouth Rock, Hathersage, Derbyshire. Date: 1904

Background imageFormation Collection: Vickers Valiant

Vickers Valiant
All Three V-Bomber Together: RAF Vickers Valiant Xd869, Avro Vulcan Xa904 and Handley Page Hp-80 Victor Xa931 flying in formation Date: 1950s

Background imageFormation Collection: Polikarpov I-16 Rata

Polikarpov I-16 Rata
A Parked Formation of Polikarpov I-16 Ratas During the Spanish Civil War with Pilot Standing in Front Date: 1930s

Background imageFormation Collection: The Giants Causeway, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

The Giants Causeway, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
The Giants Causeway - The Honeycomb - 40, 000 interlocking basalt columns on the coast at County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageFormation Collection: Maori War-Dance, First Taranaki War, March 1860 - March 1861

Maori War-Dance, First Taranaki War, March 1860 - March 1861, New Zealand Date: early 1860s

Background imageFormation Collection: Ancient Germanic cavalry

Ancient Germanic cavalry. They wear helmets, capes, pants and socks, and carry severed heads, lances and shields. From Philipp Cluvers Germania Antiqua. Guerrieri Germani a cavallo

Background imageFormation Collection: La Puerta del Diablo, Tandil, Argentina

La Puerta del Diablo, Tandil, Argentina
La Puerta del Diablo (Door of the Devil) - a set of unusual rocks located in Tandil, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. Date: circa 1905

Background imageFormation Collection: La Piedra Movediza balancing rock, Tandil, Argentina

La Piedra Movediza balancing rock, Tandil, Argentina
La Piedra Movediza was a balancing rock located in Tandil, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. Its weight was about 300 tons

Background imageFormation Collection: Airplane in the Clouds Date: 1937

Airplane in the Clouds Date: 1937



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