18 results found for: Australia

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DALTON-MORGAN, Thomas F (#306)

‘a classic example of how a first-class fighter pilot can attack an enemy while his engine is failing,shoot it down, force land on the sea, and get away with it’ ‘Group Captain Tom Dalton-Morgan, who has died in Australia aged 87, was one of the RAF’s most distinguished Battle of…

HANBURY BROWN, Robert (#196)

…Twiss had moved to Australia, led eventually to the shipment of the new interferometer to New South Wales, where it was erected in a suitably remote spot at Narrabri. Hanbury Brown had been appointed Professor of Radio-Astronomy at Manchester University in 1960. After taking several years leave in Australia to…

CALVERT, J Michael (#152)

…was surprised by the Japanese invasion in the winter of 1941/42. Off his own bat he dressed his staff and pupils in Australian bush hats and mounted a raid by river craft behind the Japanese lines, intended to lead them to think that the Australian army was already present in…

KILMARTIN, JI (#35)

…new republic’s office of the Deputy Commissioner for Forestry, died from influenza when John was nine years old and the boy was shipped out to Australia under a scheme to resettle deprived children.He worked on a cattle ranch in Australia and as a bank clerk in Shanghai, where he was…

CAREY, Frank R (#27)

…British High Commission in Australia. Carey, who was awarded the US Silver Star and appointed CBE in 1960, retired from the RAF in 1962 and joined Rolls-Royce as its aero division representative in Australia, New Zealand and Fiji, retiring to Britain 12 years later. Before the war he married Kay…

FRASER, Ian E (#67)

…heavy and sticky. “WITH OUR MIDGET SUBMARINERS IN THE PACIFIC. JULY TO 8 SEPTEMBER 1945, SYDNEY HARBOUR, AUSTRALIA. PERSONALITIES AND CRAFT AT A BRITISH MIDGET SUBMARINE BASE IN SYDNEY HARBOUR.” (A 30569) Members of the crew of a midget submarine at their diving stations. Copyright: © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205161674…

KINCADE, Paul B (#240)

…SIGNALS linking the PACIFIC FLEETS of the US NAVY & ROYAL NAVY, as also the 3rd & 5th FLEETS; he was with many ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY sailors on board the BRITISH PACIFIC FLEET’s DESTROYER HMS (loaned, was “HMAS” strictly only Oct45, though Quiberon & Queenborough were) QUICKMATCH in an AUSTRALIAN…

CUTLER, Roden (#72)

Alan Pollock’s Rough Notes: A work in progress – the fuller biographies will emerge in due course: please sign up to the Newsletter (bottom of the page) and we’ll let you know when we’ve done more justice in writing up our extraordinary signatories. Recipient of the Victoria Cross. For: AUSTRALIA,…

O’BRIEN, Terence P (#147)

Alan Pollock’s Rough Notes: A work in progress – the fuller biographies will emerge in due course: please sign up to the Newsletter (bottom of the page) and we’ll let you know when we’ve done more justice in writing up our extraordinary signatories. Author from NSW, AUSTRALIA, RAF BALLOON COMMAND…

SHEEN, Desmond FB (#88)

…on the proverbial bicycle. He pulled out a flask, bless him, and handed it to me. ‘You left it a bit late,’ he said.” Desmond Frederick Burt Sheen was born in Sydney, Australia, on October 2 1917. After school, he received a cadetship in the Royal Australian Air Force and…

RUMBOLD, Kenneth (#188)

…ENGINES for ROYAL AIR FORCE GROUNDCREW here emphasises all the “RATS of TOBRUK”, many from Australia (where in the early 1990s nearly 5,000 were still members), who endured the 200 DAY SIEGE before striking out and joining up with NEW ZEALANDERS of EIGHTH ARMY at El Duda & El Adem…

REID, William I (#61)

…the West of Scotland Agricultural College. After graduating, he went on a travelling scholarship for six months, studying agriculture in India, Australia, New Zealand, America and Canada. In 1950, he became an agricultural adviser to the MacRobert Trust, Douneside. From 1959 to his retirement in 1981, he was an adviser…

BARKER, John Lindsay (#307)

…Japanese. He was immediately promoted group captain to command Shield Force; the advance party, with which he sailed for the Pacific, consisted of a force of 3,000 men. On approaching the Admiralty Islands in the Empress of Australia, he received a signal from the Joint Chiefs of Staff in London…

CURTIS, Lettice (#77)

…extended into tropical aircraft testing and an intercontinental mission, co-piloting a Lincoln bomber to the missile-testing station in Woomera, Australia. From 1953 into the 1960s she was employed, briefly, by Folland and then Fairey Aviation before joining the Civil Aviation Authority, where she stayed until 1976. ‘At the grand age…

CUNNINGHAM, John (#50)

…obtaining basic data for the future DH 106 Comet and the naval fighter Sea Vixen. Meanwhile, work had started on the Comet, and Cunningham, accompanying BOAC crews on five transatlantic flights and two round trips to Australia, also began to gain experience of the requirements of airline crews. On July…

BEAMONT, Roland Prosper ‘Bee’ (#8)

…in a Fox Moth piloted by C W A Scott, the then solo-to-Australia record holder, clinched it. In January 1939 he was granted a short service commission and as war came in September was completing his training. Somewhat unusually he accompanied his father, an Army lieutenant colonel, to the front….

SLY, Ted (#276)

…fighter operations of the ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE in particular in North Africa and also New Guinea, who initially joined the 7th Light Horse quickly joined the RAAF. After training in Rhodesia he joined No.452 RAAF Squadron in England and was fortunate to serve with ‘Bluey’ Truscott in the UK…

Royal Air Force and Commonwealth & Allied Airforces

…returned for VE-Day 50th Anniversary Celebrations Representing USAAF LIBERATOR AIR GUNNERS #147 Terence P O’BRIEN Wing Commander Terence P O’BRIEN Author from NSW, AUSTRALIA, RAF BALLOON COMMAND & two pilot 1940/41 COASTAL BLENHEIM tours, later CHINDIT Air Liaison, 357 SD Sqn FORCE 136 + SEAC #97 Robin OLDS Brigadier General…

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