February 5, 2019 Stephen Watkins History Sortie and a Haircut February 5, 2019 Stephen Watkins History This photo of an RAF pilot getting a haircut between missions is probably my favorite historical photo. An RAF pilot at Fairlop airfield in Essex has a haircut during a break between sweeps. A Supermarine Spitfire is in the background. 1942. You can learn more about this photo here. Stephen Watkins Husband. Dad. Former ad guy. Current grad student. Future teacher. Unrepentant geek.