Bombardier Derek Shipley of the Royal Artillery Motorcycle Display Team seen here travelling thorough the tunnel of flames during a practice session before the start of the teams summer season of displays. Mirror cameraman Ron Burton went along for the ride and snapped his remarkable picture from the pillion using a fronted mounted camera. Later, he said: "I ducked my head, closed my eyes and pressed the button ... one trip was enough for me." 8 May 1973
Early rider! He roars through the air with the greatest of ease...the kid who makes jumping over nine men look like child's play. But then it's not really surprising that little John Shipley is leaping into the lime light at the tender age of six. His dad Sergeant Derek Shipley (see the Tunnel of Flames pic) was in charge of the Royal Artillery motorcycle display team, based at Woolwich. Derek nearest the camera, regularly soars over twenty men during their summer shows. But John, the team's mascot, has already got that number well in his sights. Twice, between school lessons, he has appeared in displays at Woolwich. Now the Early Rider's just rarin' to roar ahead. 7 September 1976
A boy pushing his younger friends along the street in a home-made toboggan during a snowy winter in Ilford, Essex. 21 January 1958
Youngsters gaze up in amazement as aerial balancer Johnny Caross performs acrobatic feats at the Battersea Fun Fair, London. These are no ordinary feats however - Johnny is balancing on top of a thin, swaying pole, 110 feet above the ground. 30 July 1955
The old sailing ship the Cutty Sark being cheered by Naval officers as she is towed into her new berth at Greenwich. 10 October 1954
The victorious Mount Everest climbing team arrive at London Airport. Colonel John Hunt waves the flag, on his left is Tenzing Norgay, better known as Sherpa Tensing, and on his right is Edmund Hillary. 3 July 1953
Portrait of Chief Test Pilot Geoffrey Tyson, standing in front of the Saunders-Roe Princess flying-boat, at Cowes, England. 19 August 1952
British Prime Minister Clement Attlee (1883 - 1967) waves from the cockpit of a US B 50 (Nifty 50) aircraft at Marham. 4 October 1949
The view from the cockpit of a Red Arrow as they over fly RAF Little Rissington home of the Central Flying School in formation. 4 August 1965
The eyes have it. Daily Herald photographer Ron Burton in the cockpit of a Folland Gnat aircraft of the RAF Aerobatics team the Red Arrows as he joins the team on a training flight over RAF Little Rissington, home of the Central Flying School. Ron worked for months on this iconic photo of the Red Arrows in formation and had to undergo special training in a flight simulator so that he could cope with the G-forces while in flight. 4 August 1965
They also sailed. Unhappy ending for two competitors in the Easter Sailing Regatta at Teddington. 28 April 1962.
A curtain of spray roaring in protest as the 26 ton RNLI lifeboat Greater London crashes through as it is launched from the end of Southend Pier, at the head of the Thames Estuary. The 46ft 9in Watson Class lifeboat has an eight man crew from Southend. All the crew have other jobs. Most are piermen and fishermen, one is a car salesman but all of them must be ready to answer a distress call whenever it comes. 16 January 1966
I'm still smiling! Barry Sheene motorcycle race rider August 1982 leaving Three Shires Hospital 3 weeks after his 160mph smash at Silverstone on 28th July while in practice for the Malboro British Grand Prix He acted as co-pilot in the helicopter on his journey home.
Catching the sun on the highest spot in London. The statue of Nelson at the top of the column is being cleaned once again, and steeplejacks perched on the top made the most of the sun. Terry Dosell, stretches out stripped to the wait on top of Nelson's hat, while his brother Reg works below. 16 May 1980.