144 results found for: ‘Shetland Bus’ Service

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CALVERT, J Michael (#152)

…with General Wingate; involvement with Chindits; joining of Special Air Service; history of Special Air Service. Aspects of operations as officer with 22nd Special Air Service in GB and North West Europe, 1944-1945: organisation of Special Air Service; problems with French Special Air Service troops and ex-Long Range Desert Group…

WILMOT, Allan C (#224)

…to White people, e.g. the Jitterbug; antagonism from White American servicemen in England. Service with the West Indians Ex-Servicemen Association [now the West Indian Association of Service Personnel] after his retirement; stories of meeting politician Boris Johnson, Prince Charles, and Queen Elizabeth II; final reflections on his life; wrote an…

SWETT, James Elms (#302)

…John’ BASILONE from a fellow CMOH winner, Mitchell PAGE and also in GUADALCANAL and was most happy to agree to also commemorate the tremendous service and courage of Gunnery Sgt John Basilone CMOH and his posthumous Navy Cross USMC. Manila John, so called from his earlier service in the pre-war…

DALTON-MORGAN, Thomas F (#306)

…23 1917 at Cardiff and educated at Taunton School. He joined the RAF on a short service commission in 1935, and trained as a pilot. Following service with No 22 Squadron, flying the Vildebeeste torpedo bomber, he joined the training staff at the Air Ministry. In April 1940 he applied…

CLAUSEN, Finn (#163)

…first years of the Shetland Bus Service, which so took the admiration of the Royal Navy, and earning the ‘Shetlands Gang’ many award decorations, but with severe losses, before their later fast new three US Navy-supplied Submarine Chasers from Miami. ‘The unrivalled drama and epic survival in and after being…

STRONG, Albert (#231)

…Train 1869 Army Service Corps 1918 Royal Army Service Corps 1965 Royal Corps of Transport 1993 Royal Logistics Corps …Provision of food, ammunition, petrol and above all transport 1939 10,000 men 1945 335,000 personnel = 10% of British Army & the Movements Service of the Royal Engineers an extra 180,000…

JOYCE, Austin P (#190)

…awarded the B.E.M. for his valuable services in Japan – in support of the operations in Korea – in the period September 1950 to June 1952, he served in Germany in the following year, with command of the ‘Old Guard’ to Rudolf Hess at Spandau Prison. Active service resumed with…

ALABASTER, RC (#57)

…Khrushchev. Later in 1959 he was in command of the first ever jet service between London and New York. Eventually the Comet was withdrawn from service and, appropriately, Alabaster operated the final flight, which touched down at Heathrow in November 1965 ending 13 years of aviation history. He then converted…

BLYTH, Margaret (#64)

…that Alan Pollock met many of ‘The Few’, and was later inspired to undertake this project. Her brother, Harold Blyth, was a Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) handler and ran the Danish double agent Ib Riis, who fed false information back to the Abwehr, the German military intelligence service. Engaging visual…

WATKINS, Tasker (#256)

…the course of the battle” – which resulted in the capture of 50,000 German prisoners and 10,000 enemy killed. He was promoted from lieutenant to major on the field. After recovering in hospital from a leg wound he went home on leave, taking a bus from Cardiff to his home…

WIREMU, Hemi (#210)

…Air Force, Navy and Merchant Navy. Some Māori women served in the Army Nursing Service and the women’s army, air force and navy auxiliaries. Between 1939 and 1945 almost 16,000 Māori volunteered for war service, out of a total population of fewer than 100,000. (Source: https://28maoribattalion.org.nz/story-of-the-28th/about-the-28th) https://business.facebook.com/MaoriBattalion/ https://wartimememoriesproject.com/ww2/view.php?uid=219830 https://www.wartimememoriesproject.com/ww2/pow/powcamp.php?pid=3097 https://www.nzonscreen.com/title/maori-battalion-march-to-victory-1990…

WEST, Ferdinand (#28)

…father’s regiment was ordered overseas, he resigned his commission to remain with his wife, but at the outbreak of the Boer War, he immediately volunteered for service again and in 1902 was killed in action. His widow left England to take up residence in Milan, Italy, where young Freddie commenced…

BURN, Michael C (#86)

…When an English voice challenged them, they ran off, and Burn, with an Irish rifleman called Paddy Bushe, managed to get aboard a ship moored in the estuary, only to be arrested by an armed German patrol. Seeing that he was being photographed for propaganda purposes, Burn formed his fingers…

DEERE, Alan C (#49)

…to staff duties at the headquarters of No. 13 Group. In February 1943 he was appointed Wing Leader at the Royal Air Force Station at Biggin Hill. He led 121 sorties over the next six months and earned the Distinguished Service Order (DSO). He went on to command the Free…

ROSIER, Fred (#17)

…A mortified Rosier could only watch from his hiding place as the Italians found and confiscated his belongings, including the tankard. “THE ROYAL AIR FORCE IN THE LIBYAN DESERT, MAY 1943 () A Royal Air Force Bristol Beaufighter Aircraft (No 252 Squadron?) being serviced in the North West African Desert.”…

VRACIU, Alexander (#303)

…Hellcat pilot spoke for many when he exclaimed: “I love this airplane so much that if it could cook I’d marry it.” While stationed in Hawaii early on during his service, Vraciu became the wingman of a legendary pilot, Lieutenant Commander Edward “Butch” O’Hare, who had been awarded his country’s…

OKOLOW-ZUBKOWSKI, Konstanty (#178)

…NAVY: for POLAND’s gallant fighting servicemen and their 37 MAJOR POLISH NAVY WARSHIPS and 10 Motor Torpedo & Gun Boats at SEA, as in the AIR & on LAND, also recalling POLISH service men and women in all three of their fighting services. Captain ZUBKOWSKI’s unbroken WW2 PN & RN…

CASEMORE, Jack (#226)

…by his P.O. father (2lyrs (98-19) service inc. BATTLE of JUTLAND as a TORPEDOMAN GUNNER on DESTROYER TERMAGANT) after the RN moderniser Admiral Jacky FISHER; his sister, Betty, was a WAAF PARACHUTE PACKER in East Anglia, brother-in-law. Arthur EAMES, ROYAL WEST KENT REGT taken POW for 5yrs at St VALERY,…

ELLISON, Lorna (#174)

…to John Martin, author of a history of Operation Anthropoid, called The Mirror Caught the Sun. She said: “Edna and I had been to the cinema in Whitchurch. “We passed a soldier who was also waiting for a bus to take him back to Cholmondeley Castle. “He asked to meet…

CUNNINGHAM, John (#50)

…been made to ensure that the Comet became the world’s first passenger jet. Cunningham immediately busied himself with remedial action. He flew to Canada to bring back two RCAF Comet 1As; and after their fuselages were rebuilt took them home again. In December 1955, Cunningham made a world tour, in…

GIBSON, John AA (#197)

…a series of further commands, he resigned his commission in 1954. He joined the Chamber of Mines in Johannesburg and also served as a captain with Africair.   In the mid-1960s Gibson formed Bechuanaland National Airways and later Botswana National Airways. Starting with one Dakota, he enlarged the business until…

JOHNSON, James E (#21)

…books will give his name and story currency once more. Johnnie Johnson the trout fisherman – whose only memorial is a bench inscribed ‘In Memory of a Fisherman’ at his favourite fishing spot. RIP, ‘Greycap Leader’. Although we held an impressive and moving memorial service for Johnnie at the ‘RAF…

LAFONT, Henri Lucien (#160)

…pilots. Six months later he joined the Groupe Alsace flying Hurricanes on convoy patrols and fighter cover over Tobruk, when he probably shot down an enemy bomber. In May 1942 he volunteered for service in Russia with the Normandie Squadron, but before joining he was shot down and wounded. He…

FRASER, Ian E (#67)

…Off-shore Services until 1982. Fraser remained in the RNR rank until he retired as a lieutenant- commander in 1966. He was awarded the Reserve Decoration with Long Service Bar, became a JP and vice-president of the Merseyside Branch of the Submarine Old Comrades’ Association. Ian Fraser’s Medal Group (Lord Ashcroft’s…

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