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Battle of Britain 80 Introduction

…left, the Belgian pilot Albert Emmanuel Allx Dieudonne Jean Ghislain van den Hove d’Ertsenrijck would die a week later on Battle of Britain Day itself. Van den Hove at Beauvechain on 10th May (British troops have arrived to strengthen the airfield defences) Battle of Britain Memorial of London The Scotsman…

BROADHURST, Harry (#22)

…commanding the Desert Air Force in Italy. Copyright: © IWM CL 3862 ROYAL AIR FORCE CHIEFS IN AIRFIELD CONFERENCE IN FRANCE, 31 JULY 1944 The Deputy Supreme Allied Commander, Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder (left) standing beside his Dakota aircraft in France discussing the latest Air Force and Army…

DEERE, Alan C (#49)

…Zealand Royal Air Force 15½ Ace in a day Johnnie Checketts New Zealand Royal New Zealand Air Force 14½ Geoff Fisken New Zealand Royal New Zealand Air Force 11 Alan Peart New Zealand Royal Air Force 6.33 [Wikipedia] Then Squadron Leader D. J. Scott sitting in the cockpit of a…

JOHNSON, James E (#21)

…– Middle East Air Forces, Aden. Johnson rated the latter command “the best air vice-marshal’s job in the Air Force”. After retirement from the RAF in 1965, he sat on company boards in Britain, Canada and South Africa. He also launched, and until 1989 ran, the Johnnie Johnson Housing Trust,…

ROSIER, Fred (#17)

…October 1915; DSO 1942; OBE 1943, CBE 1955; ADC to the Queen 1956-58, Air ADC 1972-73; Director of Joint Plans, Air Ministry 1958; Chairman, Joint Planning Staff 1959-61; CB 1961, KCB 1966, GCB 1972; AOC Air Forces Middle East 1961- 63; Senior Air Staff Officer, HQ Transport Command 1964-66; UK…

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…

DRAKE, Billy (#168)

…at RAF Linton-on-Ouse; question of reason for Gloster Meteor accidents; loss of wing leaders during Korean War; appointment as deputy chief of intelligence, 2nd Tactical Air Force; taking former German pilot in jet aircraft; intelligence duties; duties at Air Attaché in Switzerland. REEL 11 Continues: amusing story of attempting covert…

CURTIS, Lettice (#77)

…Gower of the Women’s Air Transport AuxiliaryWomen’s Work in the War (Other than the Services) – Six lithographs by Ethel Leontine Gabain (1941) Two members of the women’s branch of the Air Transport Auxiliary, the organisation which is responsible for flying aircraft between factories and Royal Air Force Stations, seated…

BALFOUR, Harold (#13)

…Under-Secretary of State for Air, H. H. Balfour, questions an Air Commodore about 250-lb GP bombs, which are about to be loaded into a Bristol Blenheim Mark IV of the Advanced Air Striking Force on a snow-covered airfield in France. Balfour’s career after the war was no less distinguished. He…

EVANS, David (#106)

…operational aircraft. This was followed by a tour as Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Operations) in the MoD. In 1973 he became the Air Officer Commanding No 1 (Bomber) Group, and in 1974 he led a team of four Vulcans to compete in the annual USAF Strategic Air Command Bombing…

DALTON-MORGAN, Thomas F (#306)

…painting, numerous barrage balloons are shown floating above the trees. Operated by RAF Balloon Command, barrage balloons were used to protect cities from air attack. They forced German aircraft to operate at higher altitudes, reducing the accuracy of their bombing and bringing them within range of anti-aircraft guns.” He quickly…

Royal Air Force and Commonwealth & Allied Airforces

…BOMBER Command FLIGHT ENGINEER, AIRCREW ASSOCIATION late Hon. Sec. for many years. Representing the role of WARTIME AIRCREW, of every aircraft, role and vintage, & AIR TRAINING CORPS #270 Lewis BRANDON Squadron Leader Lewis BRANDON DSO DFC* RAF navigator (bk), with pilot Wing Commander James G BENSON DSO, DFC*, a…

GRANDY, John (#2)

…1177 By the end of 1958 he was Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Operations) in the Air Ministry, where he was required to oversee the draconian cuts ordered by the 1957 Sandys Defence Review. As Commander-in-Chief of RAF Germany and Commander of Nato’s 2nd Allied Tactical Air Force, Grandy had…

CROSLEY, R Michael (#234)

…killed while serving in Indonesia, November 1945) “Sea Spitfires (also known as Seafires) standing in two rows along the flight deck of HMS Hunter with several sailors and airmen standing around chatting next to the planes.” © Art.IWM ART LD 5488 By D-Day Crosley had joined 886 Naval Air Squadron,…

LAFONT, Henri Lucien (#160)

…however, was that the propellers had been sabotaged in an attempt to prevent the aircraft taking off. They stole aboard during the night and, at first light, started the engines. In the event, Mouchotte managed to drag the aircraft into the air at minimum speed and made a laborious climb….

HOLDER, Paul (#191)

air-gunner, Aircraftman Taylor, and stopping the engine, but he managed to glide over the airfield perimeter fence. As he and Taylor scampered for the nearest trench, a shell blew up the aircraft. Habbaniya, 2nd May 1941 by Stuart Brown. (Commissioned by the Royal Air Force Regiment). “Under effective fire from…

HODGES, Lewis (#34)

…of Air Staff in the Ministry of Defence. After serving as Commander-in-Chief of Air Support Command, Hodges served on the Air Board as Air Member for Personnel until 1973, when he was appointed Deputy C-in-C Allied Forces Central Europe and Air ADC to the Queen. Hodges retired from the RAF…

FRASER-HARRIS, Alexander B (#218)

…800 and 803 Naval Air Squadrons which struck at the German cruiser Konigsberg. Flying in poor weather at extreme range from the Orkneys made accurate navigation essential. Fraser-Harris’s aircrewman, Leading Torpedo Air Gunner George Scott Russell, was spot on as they dived at an angle of 60 degrees from 8,000…

VRACIU, Alexander (#303)

…19, 1944. All were Yokosuka D4Y “Judies”. Vraciu’s first air-to air combat took place over Wake Island in October 1943, flying from the light aircraft carrier USS Independence. Vraciu scored his first victory on October 5, 1943, when he and O’Hare encountered an enemy formation. O’Hare flew below the clouds…

SMITH, Irving S (#109)

…German forces of sleep; lack of German fighter opposition; effectiveness of German anti-aircraft fire; vulnerability of wooden De Havilland Mosquito to damage; abortive bombing raid flown below anti-aircraft level; second bombing raid on Le Havre using Oboe; German anti-aircraft opposition to attacks on V1 Flying Bomb sites near Dieppe, France….

CREW, Edward D (#114)

Air Controller of National Air Traffic Services. He retired as an air vice-marshal in 1973, when he joined the planning inspectorate of the Department of the Environment. Serving there until 1987, Crew enjoyed a quiet final retirement in the Cotswolds, where he played golf and served on the Cotswolds District…

BIRD-WILSON, Harold A C ‘Birdie’ (#32)

“Flames came into the cockpit, the hood perspex was all gone. I pulled the hood back and leaped out.” Harold ‘Birdie’ Bird-Wilson ‘AIR VICE-MARSHAL “BIRDIE” BIRD-WILSON overcame terrible burns from an air crash to take part with great distinction in the Battle of Britain; after shooting down six enemy aircraft…

ROWLANDS, John (#83)

Air Marshal Sir John Rowlands 07 June 2006 • 00:01 am Obituary courtesy of the Daily Telegraph Air Marshal Sir John Rowlands, who died on Sunday aged 90, was awarded the George Cross for his courage in bomb disposal over a period of more than two years. By the end…

CAREY, Frank R (#27)

…June, together with “three similar RAF derelicts”, Carey located an abandoned Bristol Bombay. Obtaining fuel from the French Air Force they filled her up and took off, with Carey manning the rear gun. “Good shots of Royal Air Force fighter pilots scrambling, they run to their aircraft with several shots…

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