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JOHNSON, James E (#21)

…Europe campaign; nature of aerial fighting over Europe 1944-1945; operations from Brussels Evere, Belgium, autumn 1944. REEL 3: Continues lack of involvement in Operation Market Garden, 9/1944; damage inflicted by German Air Force attack on Brussels Evere, Belgium, 1/1/1944; living conditions in Belgium; promotion to group captain commanding 125 Wing,…

ANNAND, Richard W (#44)

“Captain Dickie Annand, who died on Christmas Eve aged 90, won the Army’s first Victoria Cross of the Second World War when serving with the 2nd Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, in Belgium in May 1940. Dickie Annand VC On May 15, 2 DLI was in a defensive position on…

KILMARTIN, JI (#35)

…are in this photograph, together with Caesar, brother of a fourth, Wendy Bryan: Hurricane pilots of 43 Squadron pictured outside the Officers’ Mess at Tangmere on 7 September 1940. From left, standing: P/Os HC Upton, AEA van den Hove d’Éstsenrijk (Belgium), and D Gorrie; seated, from left, P/O s Frank…

DUMON, Andrée Antoine (#158)

…put in place a chain of safe houses all the way from Belgium. She said she was prepared to pass more servicemen along it, so long as an organisation was set up to collect them once they crossed the mountains. Although Spain was neutral, its government sympathised with the Nazis…

WILMOT, Allan C (#224)

…Southlanders”. They toured the UK’s variety circuit as well as travelling to Italy, Germany, France and Belgium. Their speciality was rhythm and blues, and they worked alongside the popular artists of the day – Shirley Bassey, David Frost, Joe Loss, Frankie Vaughn, Cliff Richard and Tommy Steele to name but…

NEILSON, Ian G (#211)

…teams in France, Belgium and Germany and directing pathologists and gravediggers. Neilson returned to Britain in autumn 1946 and completed his examinations at Glasgow University, which qualified him to practice as a solicitor, when he enrolled as a member of the Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow. He joined the…

MACKINTOSH, Robert (#203)

…to SICILY INVASION &, with the much better 6 POUNDERS, from PACHINO onwards; returned UK Oct43 to train for the NORMANDY INVASION D+1 with 152 BDE, ST HONORÉ, BOCAGE, BELGIUM & 23Dec to nr BASTOGNE in 2-3ft snow for the BATTLE of BULGE, later on the RHINE CROSSING where his…

COLE, Winefred (#288)

…No.164 Argentine-British RAF squadron, which saw action in Northern France and Belgium. Nearly 4,000 Argentine volunteers fought on the Allied side. During the period of World War II, Argentina was ruled by a series of dictatorial military juntas. While a large majority of the Argentine economic elite was considerably anglophilic…

BRYAN, Wendy (#6)

SEPTEMBER 7, 1940. Squadron Leader George LOTT DFC (centre), who lost an eye in combat with six Me110s on July 9th for which he was awarded a DSO, visits his fellow Hurricane pilots of 43(F) Squadron at Tangmere. ‘From left, standing: P/Os HC Upton, AEA van den Hove dÉstsenrijk (Belgium),…

QUILL, Claire (#185)

…d’Éstsenrijk (Belgium), and David Gorrie; seated, from left, P/Os Frank Carey (adjutant) [Signatory 27], F/L J.I. Kilmartin [Signatory 35], S/L George Lott [Signatory 11] [who lost an eye in combat on 9 July 1940], F/L RC Reynell and S/L CB Hull DFC (South African).” Just three hours after this photograph…

CAREY, Frank R (#27)

‘The fur was flying everywhere… Suddenly I was “bullet stitched” right across the cockpit.’ “From left, standing: P/Os HC Upton, AEA van den Hove d’Éstsenrijk (Belgium), and David Gorrie; seated, from left, P/Os Frank Carey (adjutant) [Signatory 27], F/L J.I. Kilmartin [Signatory 35], S/L George Lott [Signatory 11](who lost an…

DEERE, Alan C (#49)

…Deere’s Spitfire was shot down during the Battle of France in 1940. Now, six-year-old Jacob Newson will walk the 25km journey from the crash site in Belgium to the beach at Dunkirk to raise money for a Royal Air Force charity. https://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/national/british-youngster-to-retrace-escape-route-of-kiwi-world-war-ii-pilot/ar-BB17rDP8 Jacob The Pilot salutes The Red Arrows _________…

WINSKILL, AL (#208)

…squadron leader and the commanding officer of the fighting wing of the school. Archie ended the war by graduating from Army Staff College at Camberly and taking up a post at the Air Ministry. After the war he served in Japan and Belgium, and founded the first wing of the…

DONNET, Michel GL (#157)

…story of daring improvisation and initiative. ‘Mike had been on pre-war No.9 Squadron Belgian Air Force with reconnaissance Renards (560h.p. Rolls Royce Kestrel engine) at Bierset near Liege, and Leon Divoy on No. 3 Sqn, flying Fairey Foxes (850h.p. Hispano), before the war of ‘10th May, 1940’ interrupted Belgium’s neutrality…

HODGES, Lewis (#34)

…their lives. He was President of the RAF Escaping Society, a charity that provides assistance to former escape line “helpers” and their children. Until the end of his life he maintained close links, and was in constant touch, with his wartime friends in France, Belgium and Holland. Hodges was a…

REID, William I (#61)

…Belaria and Stalag III A, Luckenwalde, Germany, 8/1944-4/1945: initial interrogation and removal to Brussels, Belgium; interrogation in Dulag Luft, Oberursel. REEL 2 Continues: removal to satellite camp of Stalag Luft III at Belaria; morale of POWs; rations; German knowledge of his Victoria Cross; use of illicit wireless sets; mixing of…

RUMBOLD, Kenneth (#188)

…ill fated liner, SS LANCASTRIA, heavily bombed as it departed. In a strong RAF serving-family, his father in law, SGT JIM FOGGIN, had also been an engine fitter in the ROYAL FLYING CORPS in 1915 FRANCE and BELGIUM. His wife, Rita, also a Sgt, in WW2 trained many WAAF, with…

WALTER, AE Mervyn (#232)

…trips via the trans Africa and South America route to the American Capital. After MULBERRY and his work with the PORT CONSTRUCTION and REPAIR GROUPS-in FRANCE, BELGIUM and GERMANY, at the war’s end, he became British Member for the Central Rhine Commission, interestingly dating right back to the 1815 Treaty…

Alan Pollock

…our today.’   “From left, standing: P/Os HC Upton, AEA van den Hove d’Éstsenrijk (Belgium), and David Gorrie; seated, from left, P/Os Frank Carey (adjutant) [Signatory 27], F/L J.I. Kilmartin [Signatory 35], S/L George Lott [Signatory 11] [who lost an eye in combat on 9 July 1940], F/L RC Reynell…

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