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Battle of Britain 80 Introduction

A few of The Few: Just three hours after this photograph of eight Hurricane pilots from 43 Squadron, ‘relaxing’ outside the Officer’s Mess at RAF Tangmere, was taken, on 7 September 1940 – seven days before Battle of Britain Day – two of them, the Australian Richard Reynell and the…

CROSLEY, R Michael (#234)

…he chased in a dogfight through the skies over Normandy. He spent the weeks after D-Day flying two, or even three, sorties a day before being appointed to command 880 Naval Air Squadron; this was based in Orkney as part of 30 Naval Air Wing, which embarked in the fleet…

WATKINS, Tasker (#256)

…Once again Watkins led a bayonet charge that resulted in the destruction and dispersal of the enemy. “One of the most influential Welshmen of the 20th century”: Tribute video by the Welsh Rugby Union for Remembrance Day 2018, the month that would have been Tasker Watkins’ 100th birthday (he was…

JOHNSON, James E (#21)

…my very good friend Chris Johnson. Happy days: an exuberant Johnnie at St Croix-sur-Mer, his Spitfires having been the first to land in Normandy following D-Day. Unhappy days: at St Croix, grounded owing to lack of fuel. Firstly, Chris gave me permission to edit, contextualise and publish his august father’s…

DEERE, Alan C (#49)

…French fighter wing through D-Day and the liberation of France before returning to staff duty in England. Deere finished the war as New Zealand’s second-highest-scoring air ace – behind Colin Gray – with 22 confirmed victories, 10 probable victories and 18 damaged. He was awarded an Order of the British…

BRIDGE, John (#154)

…injured), he received the first ever award of a Bar to his George Medal after diving for 27 hours over three days. Served in Sicily, Italy, and Sardinia, and was later switched back to North West Europe in time for Gold Beach at D-Day (on D+1), to clear Arromanches (RN…

CURTIS, Lettice (#77)

…as they and other D-Day Commemoration leaders gather for a group photo Tuesday, June 4, 2019, prior to the Commemoration Ceremony honoring the 75th anniversary of D-Day in Porstmouth. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead) Lettice Curtis would also have been the first guest at Theresa May’s ‘Dream Dinner…

NEIL, Thomas F (#102)

…first success on September 7 when he shot down a Messerschmitt Bf 109 over Ashford and a few days later he accounted for a Heinkel III bomber. On the 15th, during intense fighting on the day that is immortalised as Battle of Britain Day, he shot down a Dornier bomber…

BEAMONT, Roland Prosper ‘Bee’ (#8)

…was waiting to enforce the forthcoming landings in Normandy. In February 1944 Beamont returned to operational flying as leader of No 150, the first Tempest wing comprising Nos 3, 56 and 486 squadrons. Hawker Tempest gun camera On June 8, two days after D-Day, he shot down an Me 109…

BURN, Michael C (#86)

…as the Germans, regarded him as pro-communist. Meanwhile he was given the job of transcribing news gleaned from a secret wireless set, which included reports of the D-Day landings, the crossing of the Rhine, and approach of the Americans. He also wrote a novel, Yes, Farewell, and studied for (and…

DUDGEON, AG (#187)

…Morocco she was able to take an official flight to England, where their son was born a few days after her arrival. Dudgeon then joined the recently formed Transport Command, with which he played a key role in the planning and execution of the D-Day and Arnhem airborne operations. The…

DONNET, Michel GL (#157)

…on the ‘Longest Day’ over the D-Day armada from Friston, again under Don Kingaby, Westhampnett and liberated and 12 Belgian pilots in 350 Spitfires under Sqn Ldr Donnet flew over their native Brussels next day in a flypast salute and dropping a Belgian tricolour over their capital.’ In March 1945,…

MACLENNAN, Ian R (#128)

…Focke Wulf 190 off Calais. Shortly afterwards he left for Malta, where he joined No 1435 Flight. After returning from Malta and a period of rest in Canada, MacLennan joined No 443 (RCAF) Squadron as a flight commander. On June 7 1944, whilst covering the D-Day landings, he was on…

QUILL, Claire (#185)

…of eight Hurricane pilots from 43 Squadron, ‘relaxing’ outside the Officer’s Mess at RAF Tangmere, was taken, on 7 September 1940 – seven days before Battle of Britain Day – two of them, the Australian Richard Reynell and the South African Caesar Hull – were killed in action. Van Den…

KAGAN, Jack (#311)

…largest armed rescue of Jews by their own people during the war. Mr Kagan, 79, who attended the premiere of the film which opened on Friday, said in an exclusive interview with The Sunday Telegraph: “The brothers were heroes. They saved my life and so many others. Without them we…

DALTON-MORGAN, Thomas F (#306)

…Britain fighter pilots; he later achieved considerable success during the German night attacks on Glasgow before playing a prominent role in co-ordinating fighter operations for the D-Day landings. Dalton-Morgan had virtually no experience as a fighter pilot when he was appointed a flight commander of No 43 Squadron – “The…

SWETT, James Elms (#302)

“An ace in one day.” If Swett had a taste for trouble, he was born at the right time. And he would rise to meet it both promptly and bravely, for his first day of action would lead to the downing of 8 enemy planes and the award of a…

SUTTON, Thomas A (#308)

…casualties for the invasion of Normandy. Since these LCTs were to be right in the vanguard on to Gold Beach near Le Hamel, heavy extra armour plate was bolted on around the bridge, wheelhouse and engine room, only a few weeks before D-Day. This meant that in the rough weather…

NEILSON, Ian G (#211)

Obituary courtesy of The Daily Telegraph Lieutenant Colonel Ian Neilson, who has died aged 98, waded ashore on Sword Beach during the afternoon of D-Day; a Royal Artillery officer, and a flight commander on an air observation post (AOP) squadron, it was his task to establish an advanced landing ground…

FENNESSY, Edward (#54)

“On D-Day + 6 he landed in France himself, soon coming under fire from US troops unfamiliar with RAF uniforms” “Ned” Fennessy joined the Air Ministry research establishment at Bawdsey Manor in Suffolk in 1938. The work there was led by Robert (later Sir Robert) Watson-Watt, who had patented the…

LACEY, James (#7)

…to his shooting skills, with ammunition in short supply at the time. She said: “He was a very good marksman, he brought down aircraft with five shots, so he was never going to run out of ammunition, was he? “He was also able to conquer sheer terror day after day:…

PAGE, Sidney E (#37)

…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. Named after two uncles killed in the same week in WWI: for Duplex Drive TANKS on D-DAY, for CHURCHILLS & ARMOURED vehicles into Europe from D-DAY onwards….

LOCKWOOD, Geoffrey (#194)

…ROYAL AIR FORCE’s MARINE CRAFT and AIR SEA RESCUE SERVICE which saved many Allied lives during its wartime service including D-Day, the morale effect of SAVING DITCHED AIRCREW returning from raids was considerable; to quote two of Geoffrey’s many sea rescues:- he saved Co-Pilot, 2nd Lt T H DAVIS &…

MITCHELL, Raymond (#155)

…Invasion, Salerno Beachhead, D-Day Sword Beach, Walcheren & beyond. Signed in memory of his RAF Sgt Pilot brother, Rex, killed in action. From Newcastle upon Tyne & educated at Heaton Grammar School, after his eldest brother, Rex, was killed (as a Sgt Pilot on early Coastal Command Hudsons, as 220…

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