Supermarine Spitfire Mk1

Tuck was one of the first pilots to be trained in the new Supermarine Spitfire. Returning to No. 65 Squadron, he helped in the transition to the sleek new fighter. In this May 1939 photo, Tuck leads a formation of new Spitfires flying “FZ-L” from their base at Hornchurch. (IWM CH1664)