8 results found for: Ceylon

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BARKER, John Lindsay (#307)

…of the Japanese forces in Kowloon, served during the Palestine conflict and arrested the ringleaders of an attempted coup in Ceylon. For most of 1944 Barker was a member of the War Cabinet Plans team making preparations for the forthcoming invasion of Normandy, for which his expertise as an Army…

HAMILTON, Patrick M (#271)

…of Ceylon. Speaking at a dinner party at the British Embassy in America after the war, Winston Churchill called the attempted invasion of Ceylon as “the most dangerous moment of World War II” and that for him it “had caused the greatest alarm. Churchill had concluded that if the Japanese…

MAYBANK, John W (#242)

…NEW ZEALAND and COMMONWEALTH contribution to the ROYAL NAVY, here a “Hostilities Only” pilot on CORSAIRS, who joined the BRITISH PACIFIC FLEET after converting on to CORSAIRS in CEYLON, firstly in 1830 SOUADRON. John particularly remembered a strike against an island radar base off FORMOSA and how useful the mix…

DAVID, W Dennis (#18)

…At 23, he became a wing commander. In the New Year of 1943, following a brief spell commanding No 89 Squadron in the Western Desert, flying Beaufighters, he was posted to Ceylon. He was then promoted group captain and went to the Arakan front in Burma as air adviser to…

FRASER-HARRIS, Alexander B (#218)

…COMMANDER FLYING i/c OPERATIONAL TRAINING in SOUTH AFRICA, so useful + CEYLON for many NAVAL FIGHTER PILOTS destined for the PACIFIC FLEET, who were to fight so gallantly from our AIRCRAFT CARRIERS PACIFIC FINALE To quote another FAA signatory about 1945: “84,000 officers and men of the Fleet Air Arm…

STORK, J Royden (#301)

…in secrecy before eventually being loaded from Alameda Naval Air Station, California. Admiral William F Halsey was in command of Task Force 16. The main Japanese carrier force was on its distant way back from its attacks on Ceylon. The B-25s were launched 550 miles from Japan and, unseen by…

Royal Air Force and Commonwealth & Allied Airforces

…& 261 SQN HURRICANES & FAA 273 SQN FULMARs DEFENCE of JAP NAVY RAID on COLOMBO NAVAL BASE, CEYLON, he destroyed attacker 5Apr42 one of 25 shot down. #75 Avis J HEARN Aircraftwoman (later Flight Sergeant) Avis J HEARN (Parsons) MM One of only 6 WOMEN’S AUXILIARY AIR FORCE members…

Naval & Naval Air

…never seen anything as horrifying”). NEW ZEALAND ~1830 SON CORSAIR Pilot HMS VICTORIOUS, CEYLON, PACIFIC FLEET, TASK FORCE 37, 1834 SQN to 11Auq45 (Father WW1 NZ ~Exp’wsstry, uncle lost) #155 Raymond MITCHELL Marine Commando Raymond MITCHELL+ RM 41 ROYAL MARINES CDO, 9/10Jul43 at 0246hrs SICILY INVASION, SALERNO BEACHHEAD, D-DAY SWORD…

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