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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…

Battle of Britain

…Kenley, he engaged 3 Dorniers from the ground in “one of the most unusual exploits of air defence in the Battle of Britain”, bringing down one and damaging two. ~ As LAC [Leading Aircraftsman] MM 18Aug40 PARACHUTE & CABLE [RAF KENLEY] BATTLE OF BRITAIN Dornier kill; in SUEZ, v. mining…

QUILL, Claire (#185)

…and here, in particular, those many WAAF ground control PLOTTERS and FIGHTER CONTROLLERS in and beyond the BATTLE of BRITAIN, often hearing through their headphones the savage cut and thrust of battle and too many final silences. “During the Battle of Britain the W.A.A.F.’s had undoubtedly proved themselves to be…

ELKINGTON, JFD (#16)

‘During the Battle of Britain, his mother watched him being shot down’ ‘Wing Commander Tim Elkington, who has died aged 98, was one of the last surviving pilots who fought in the Battle of Britain, and was one of only two survivors of the RAF Hurricane Wing that operated with…

LACEY, James (#7)

…that invasion was impending and a lot depended on their efforts.” As the Luftwaffe started to bomb airfields and factories, Lacey was ordered back to Britain and was stationed at Gravesend Airport for the majority of the Battle of Britain. Ginger Lacey’s thoughts on the Luftwaffe, from a 1978 BBC…

NEIL, Thomas F (#102)

…the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust. He regularly attended the annual Battle of Britain service held at Westminster Abbey. To mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain in 2015, he once again flew in a Spitfire, an aircraft he described as “like flying a Bugatti”. The memory of…

Battle of Britain VC

…for which he was awarded Victoria Cross during Battle of Britain, 16/8/1940 REEL 1 Account of bailing out of aircraft after action for which he was awarded Victoria Cross during Battle of Britain, 16/8/1940: bailing out of aircraft; reaction to approach of German fighter; checking his wounds; landing in field….

CAREY, Frank R (#27)

…Battle of Britain. Battle of Britain by Paul Nash (1941) The son of a builder, Frank Reginald Carey was born on May 7 1912 at Brixton, South London, where he led a gang in mock battles in the streets before being sent to Belvedere School, Haywards Heath. Once, after several…

JOHNSON, James E (#21)

…being lucky, I don’t know what is…” Squadron Leader Basil Gerald ‘Stapme’ Stapleton DFC recalls The Battle of Britain… “His score of 6 enemy aircraft destroyed, 2 shared destroyed, 8 probably destroyed and 2 damaged,[1] all achieved on Spitfires during the Battle of Britain made him one of the outstanding…

KELLETT, Ronald G (#29)

…Polish Air Force, including an interview with Kennett’s second daughter: Section of The Battle of Britain film about 303 Squadron Trailer for ‘Hurricane’, a 2018 feature film about 303 Squadron Celebration of the Squadron by the Polish Embassy Polish Fly Boys in The Battle of Britain (Polscy lotnicy w Bitwie…

DALTON-MORGAN, Thomas F (#306)

…Luftwaffe. Dodd’s scene conveys the simultaneous proximity and distance of the Battle of Britain; aerial combat is evident in the sky but life goes on below. History The RAF pilots who fought during the Battle of Britain were supported by thousands of servicemen and women on the ground. In this…

GIBSON, John AA (#197)

“One of the RAF’s highest scoring aces, who twice baled out of a blazing aircraft during the Battle of Britain” “SQUADRON Leader Johnny Gibson, who has died aged 83, twice baled out of a blazing Hurricane fighter during the Battle of Britain and survived to become one of the RAF’s…

WINSKILL, AL (#208)

Britain by the Regia Aeronautica Italiana. Many Italians were inspired by their very distinctive genre of “aeropittura”. In January of 1941 he was promoted to Flight Commander and transferred to 41 Squadron, where he took place in sorties and bomber escort over France. During one of these bomber raids on…

TUCK, RR Stanford (#9)

‘a courageous officer who defended this nation in the skies above Kent during the Battle of Britain in 1940’ Official photograph (CH 1680) Squadron Leader Robert Stanford Tuck, commanding No. 257 Squadron, in the cockpit of his Hawker Hurricane at Martelsham Heath, November 1940. Copyright: © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205212597…

DROBINSKI, Boleslaw H (#19)

…his farm. In 1960 he was finally granted British citizenship.” The Battle of Britain London Monument Polish Fly Boys in The Battle of Britain (Polscy lotnicy w Bitwie o Anglie) Old Sarum Airfield, where Drobonski was trained and assessed, now houses the Boscombe Down Aviation Collection. Boscombe Down Aviation Collection…

DEERE, Alan C (#49)

…#197). He was also once scrambled after a lone German aircraft was spotted near Scotland – he didn’t find it, but it was later identified as the plane Rudolph Hess, Hitler’s Deputy, flew to Scotland. Part of the remains of the Messerschmitt BF-110 aircraft which Rudolph Hess flew to Britain

ATKINS, George (#3)

…almost every British military operation since the First World War – and ‘the Fighting Cocks’, 43 (F) Squadron. Tommy had been an engineer in the pre-war motoring industry, and went on to service BATTLE OF BRITAIN HURRICANES, SPITFIRES in ITALY, & 1944/45 LANCASTERS. Among ‘The Long and the Short and…

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…

ROBERTS, David (#207)

Destroyed an enemy aircraft from the ground during one of the hardest days of the Battle of Britain Attack on Kenley by Barry Weekley (With thanks to and copyright of Barry Weekley, whose website is here) “During an air raid on RAF Kenley 18 Aug 1940, Aircraftman 2nd Class Roberts…

BURN, Michael C (#86)

…Germany he wrote home: “It is so wonderful what Hitler has brought this country back to.” He was “stunned and excited” by the cohesion of Germany after the political disarray in Britain. Then there was the theatre of Nuremberg: “great lights in the sky, moving music, the rhetoric, the presentation,…

ELLISON, Lorna (#174)

…Soldiers Jan and Jozef fled to Britain after Germany invaded their homeland in 1939. The following year the Czech government, in exile in London, and Britain’s Special Operations Executive devised a plan to kill “Blond Beast” Heydrich who was bringing terror to the Czech capital. They began training a team…

CUNNINGHAM, John (#50)

…we thought ‘We are not going to last long against the Me 109.’ ” During the early stages of the Battle of Britain in 1940, Cunningham was relieved to be asked to experiment with a photo-electric bomb, devised to be dropped from above on heavy enemy bomber formations. When this…

SHEEN, Desmond FB (#88)

Group Captain Desmond Sheen 03 July 2001 Obituary courtesy of the Daily Telegraph GROUP CAPTAIN DESMOND SHEEN, who has died aged 83, was shot down twice during the Battle of Britain, in the course of which he accounted for three enemy aircraft destroyed, one shared, two probably destroyed and two…

Royal Air Force and Commonwealth & Allied Airforces

…of air defence in the Battle of Britain”, bringing down one and damaging two. ~ As LAC [Leading Aircraftsman] MM 18Aug40 PARACHUTE & CABLE [RAF KENLEY] BATTLE OF BRITAIN Dornier kill; in SUEZ, v. mining e/a, DESERT, Aleppo, CYPRUS, OC BATTLE SCHOOL. Representing RAF REGIMENT. #96 EE RODLEY Wing Commander…

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