[Cross-posted at The Aerodrome]
Here is a great caricature I found in Air Chief Marshal Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory’s papers at the RAF Museum this past Thursday. It shows Leigh-Mallory running a rapier through Reichsmarshall Hermann Goering. I think it is great euphemism for the battle between the RAF and the Luftwaffe. Also it shows Leigh-Mallory as the valiant fighter against the evil enemy, perhaps a link to the perhaps a link to the aces ideal of the ‘Knights of the Air’ in combat. It is noted dated but I suspect it is from late 1942 when Leigh-Mallory had taken over from Douglas as head of Fighter Command. Also if anyone knows who the artist is let me know. There is an artist’s mark in the corner.
 AC 71/24/4/24 ‘Caricature of Air Vice Marshal Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory puncturing Hermann Goering with a rapier, c. 1942’, Papers of Air Chief Marshal Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory, Department of Research and Information Services, RAF Museum, Hendon