British Airmen Parade in Montgomery

Airmen of Great Britain's Royal Air Force (RAF) march in downtown Montgomery in the Armistice Day parade in November 1941. British airmen trained at Maxwell Field (now Maxwell Air Force Base) from 1941-43 as part of the Arnold Scheme, named for Gen. Henry "Hap" Arnold. The plan was devised in the early years of World War II to provide British pilots with a safer, better-staffed and equipped training facility.

Courtesy of Air University, Office of History