Ken Ashby's Photographs Of the Desert Rats

World War Two in the North African Desert

By John Cheves

These photographs were taken by Ken Ashby who served with the Royal Airforce's photographic unit in North Africa during the Second World War. Ken used his considerable photographic skills to document the lives of those serving in the desert and the events he witnessed.  We are very grateful to him for sharing them with us. To read about Ken's escapades in the desert, please click here.

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Photo from WRVS Heritage Plus Archive

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This page was added by John Cheves on 22/05/2009.
Comments about this page

Great too see the photo's of my uncle Ken, a great guy and he still has a memory of that period in his life which he describes in such detail that you have the impression of having been there and done that with him.

By Larry Turner
On 14/06/2010

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