On a single bombing mission on the 12th April 1940 No. 50 Squadron lost thirteen men killed, only two have a known grave. Traces of World War 2 has the individual details. The exact date of this photograph is unknown.
No. 50 squadron were equipped with Hampden aircraft, they had seen action in the first raid of the war against Kiel and in the first bombing raid raid on Germany. During the summer of 1940 one of their main objectives were to be the barges being gathered in the Channel ports for the intended invasion of Britain.