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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…

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…

Royal Air Force and Commonwealth & Allied Airforces

…KUCERA & SMIK and representing all CZECHS + 511 Czech WW2 airmen killed. #194 Geoffrey LOCKWOOD Flying Officer Geoffrey LOCKWOOD ~& many rescues for ROYAL AIR FORCE’s MARINE CRAFT and AIR SEA RESCUE SERVICE SAVING DITCHED AIRCREW e.g. 8 from FLYING FORTRESS 004 of 8AF 305 GP 364 SQN CHELVESTON…

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,…

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…

CROSLEY, R Michael (#234)

…were climbing away into the sky, all we had to do was keep our eyes open and the enemy could not touch us.’ Commander R ‘Mike’ Crosley DSC RN: They Gave me a Seafire (via ArmouredCarriers.com) An RAF Supermarine Sea Spitfire or Seafire flying over a British aircraft carrier. Seafire…

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…

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…

DRAKE, Billy (#168)

…on German Air Force tactics, 1938; emphasis on aerobatics; relations with fellow officers; mess life and sport; operating two season flying routine; encouragement to visit other RAF airfields; story of experiencing contrails; on stand by during Munich Crisis, 11/1938. REEL 3 Continues: converting onto Hawker Hurricane at Brooklands; opinion of…

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…

WILMOT, Allan C (#224)

…summary of his life in 1920s Kingston, Jamaica and his volunteering in 1941 for service in the Royal Navy during WWII. He resigned from RN in 1943 and volunteered for service in the Royal Air Force’s air-sea rescue unit. After WWII ended in 1945, Allan was demobbed in 1946 to…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

CREW, Edward D (#114)

…to two-engine Bristol Beaufighters, that the pair acquired a more suitable aircraft and sufficient expertise to dispatch five enemy bombers within a period of 10 weeks. (Bristol Beaufighter Mk.IC, 1943, now on display at the National Museum of the United States Air Force) This early run of success was speedily…

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…

LOATS, Norman (#300)

Sea between the Japanese main force and Task Force 38, Surigao Strait, the biggest surface action since Jutland in 1916, history’s last battle-line action at sea between battleships, Cape Engano, the final sea action of Japanese aircraft carriers and their destruction by the US Third Fleet, and the BATTLE off…

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…

LOCKWOOD, Geoffrey (#194)

…ROYAL AIR FORCE’s MARINE CRAFT and AIR SEA RESCUE SERVICE which saved many Allied lives during its wartime service including D-Day, the morale effect of SAVING DITCHED AIRCREW returning from raids was considerable; to quote two of Geoffrey’s many sea rescues:- he saved Co-Pilot, 2nd Lt T H DAVIS &…

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