108 results found for: Civil Defence (See Special Entry)

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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…

ROSIER, Fred (#17)

…final days before the Sandys Defence Review sounded the death knell for its traditional structure. In 1957, however, the broadening of his career was begun when he attended the Imperial Defence College; in 1958 he moved for the first time to the Air Ministry, becoming Director of Plans; and from…

CURTIS, Lettice (#77)

…joint Military and Civil Air Traffic Control Centre at West Drayton. After a spell with the Flight Operations Inspectorate of the Civil Aviation Authority, in 1976 she took a job as an engineer with Sperry Aviation. A strong supporter of Concorde (her Concorde Club number was 151)*, she made two…

GRANDY, John (#2)

…became a useful fighter bomber. Grandy was next sent to command No 210 Air Defence Group, charged with the defence of Tripoli, then moved to the Suez Canal Zone to command 73 Fighter Operational Training Unit. He tried to return to fighter operations, but instead was given command of 341…

HODGES, Lewis (#34)

…Flying moonlit operations for the Special Operations Executive (SOE) Hodges landed his single-engine Lysander or the larger Hudson aircraft in remote French fields to deliver and pick up agents. He picked up two future Presidents of the Republic (Auriol and Mitterrand), bringing them to England for meetings with General de…

FOOT, MRD (#140)

Special Operations Executive. Commissioned into a Royal Engineers searchlight battalion, units transferred to Royal Artillery. Served at Combined Operations Headquarters before joining SAS as intelligence officer. Prisoner of war severely injured trying to escape. SPECIAL OPERATIONS EXECUTIVE, & Cols Airey NEAVE & James LANGLEY, MI9 ESCAPE & EVASION & +…

HOLDER, Paul (#191)

“Holder crash-landed upside down on Habbaniya’s station golf course and was trapped with his head in the sand of a bunker.” “AIR MARSHAL SIR PAUL HOLDER took part in the Second World War defence of Habbaniya, Iraq, when the RAF’s station there was attacked and besieged by the Iraqi nationalist…

LLOYD-OWEN, David (#273)

…negotiate treacherous surfaces, and to conserve water with special condensers, but above all they learned to read tracks so that they could tell how many vehicles, men or camels had gone in various directions. David Lloyd Owen with ‘Y’ Patrol vehicle “Aramis” (LRDG Association) After the SAS was formed in…

ROBERTS, David (#207)

…was in charge of a unit of the ground defences and, although under heavy fire, succeeded in destroying one enemy aircraft and causing damage to another. It was one of the hardest days fighting during the Battle of Britain. Defence of Kenley included Parachute and Cable (PAC) Units with Roberts…

EVANS, David (#106)

…effectively administer a rocket – I had been on the receiving end of one.” After attending the Imperial Defence College Evans was promoted to air commodore and given the task of forming the Central Trials & Tactics Organisation, responsible for reviewing and developing airborne tactics for the new generation of…

KAGAN, Jack (#311)

…answered: “They just went for a walk.” ‘…So what’s so special about the 18th of Kislev? It is the defining date marking the end of 500 years of Jewish life in Navahredok, Dad’s town. It is the day in 1941 that the big slaughter of the Jews took place. 5100…

CHESHIRE, Geoffrey Leonard (#31)

…bars, Distinguished Flying Cross, 1939-1945 Star, Aircrew Europe Star with Atlantic clasp, Burma Star, Defence Medal, 1939-1945 War Medal, 1953 Coronation Medal, 1977 Silver Jubilee Medal. Copyright: © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205131410 (The Medal Group is on display at the IWM) Completing three tours made Leonard ineligible for further combat…

DALTON-MORGAN, Thomas F (#306)

…to return to flying, and was appointed to No 43. “He had an awesome charisma; some sort of special aura seemed to surround him. He was the epitome of leadership, he was a born leader.” After the Battle of Britain, Dalton-Morgan’s primary task was to train new pilots for service…

Royal Air Force and Commonwealth & Allied Airforces

…12 SQN (+109 & 626) & 625 SQN Kelstern. Awarded DSO twice in three days during bombing operations over Germany in 1943. #83 John ROWLANDS Air Marshal Sir John ROWLANDS GC KBE Representing the continuing vital role of GROUND ARMAMENT & BOMB DISPOSAL, A.R.P. and the CIVIL DEFENCE in minimising…

BUDGETT, Nancy (#136)

CIVIL DEFENCE & Eric CLAXTON MBE’s RESCUE & CASUALTIES UNION training ST JOHN’s & RED CROSS. Professor Sir F Harry HINSLEY KBE OBE Fellow British Academy Miner’s son who became Vice-Chancellor at Cambridge via BLETCHLEY. “By force of intellect alone, they shortened the war by at least two years and…

ROWLANDS, John (#83)

…work on the H-bomb, remaining there as the senior RAF adviser until 1961. Rowlands was then posted to the British Embassy in Washington as a specialist attaché on nuclear matters. In 1964, now an air commodore, he attended the Imperial Defence College course in London. The following year, and for…

British Army and Commonwealth & Allied Armies

…Officer IT Tommy WALL 2nd Bn WEST YORKSHIRE Regt, distinguished service in KEREN ERITREA against Italians & BURMA for key Defence of IMPHAL BOX against repeated Japanese attacks #232 AE Mervyn WALTER Brigadier A E Mervyn WALTER CBE ROYAL ENGINEERS, long key PORTS & RAILWAYS SPECIALIST, for NORWAY; with Admiral…

CREW, Edward D (#114)

…East in charge of the air task force in Borneo from 1965; his role here was dealing with the Indonesian Confrontation of the mid-1960s. Subsequently Crew commanded the Central Reconnaissance Establishment; he also served at the Ministry of Defence as Director of Operations (air defence and overseas), and was Deputy…

VERITY, Hugh (#87)

  Group Captain Hugh Verity 16 November 2001 • Obituary courtesy of The Daily Telegraph GROUP Captain Hugh Verity, who has died aged 83, was a member of the small group of RAF pilots who flew clandestine missions to support Special Operations Executive (SOE) agents and the French Resistance during…

JOHNSON, James E (#21)

…accepted him for pilot training. But for the delay, Johnson might well have been ready for action at the beginning of the Battle of Britain on July 10 1940. As it was, his late entry and a badly set collarbone fracture meant that he did not open his score until…

MASEFIELD, Peter (#219)

…Was also AIR and WAR CORRESPONDENT on “Sunday Times 1940-43, FLYING and with personal & SERVICE links played an important early LIAISON WORK with UNITED STATES ARMY AIR FORCE Commanders and on early USAAF Raids; at war’s end for two years he was British CIVIL AIR ATTACHE in WASHINGTON, USA…

HEGLUND, Svein (#166)

…as Chief of Staff and head of Air Material Command followed. In the war, Svein met and married a Canadian nurse, Captain Patricia McDowell (Signatory 167). Before their retirement in Oslo, Gen Heglund had also worked in consultancy for the World Federalist Movement, in civil aviation insurance, and for civil

WIREMU, Hemi (#210)

…course. He also met his english wife with whom he had three children (two sons and a daughter). Hemi worked in farm management, and as a member of the voluntary civil police until 1963. He joined the staff of New Zealand House as Commissionaire.” (Source: https://28maoribattalion.org.nz Reference: Text from Te…

BRISTOW, Conrad Phillip (#250)

…the Battle of Jutland (Flt Lt RUTLAND & Asst Paymaster TREWIN Observer praised highly by BEATTY, May16) and in the Dardanelles Campaign had been. the first aircraft ever to sink an enemy ship bv using a torpedo; Philip during WW2 was in FACTORY PRODUCTION & SENIOR AIR RAID & CIVIL

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