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Battle of Britain 80 Introduction

…AE (born 17 July 1919) is an Irish former Royal Air Force fighter pilot. He served during the Second World War in the Battle of Dunkirk, the Battle of Britain, the Allied invasion of Italy and the Invasion of Normandy. Following the death of William Clark in May 2020, Hemingway…

DEERE, Alan C (#49)

…head injury dressed. Deere decided to make for Dunkirk, commandeered a bicycle and was eventually picked up by British soldiers, heading for Dunkirk in a lorry. They abandoned it on the outskirts of the town because of congestion on the road. Deere got on a boat back to Dover, caught…

FRASER, Ian E (#67)

…Japanese card of ‘Takao’ REEL 1 Background to joining Royal Navy, 1939: membership of Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve; duties as coxswain of picquet boat of HMS Royal Oak. Aspects of operations as midshipman aboard HMS Montrose, 17th Destroyer Flotilla during Dunkirk evacuation, 5/1940: drafting to ship; trips to Dunkirk; under…

CURRAN, Lady (#183)

…FRE 12918   UNITED STATES EIGHTH AIR FORCE IN BRITAIN, 1942-1945: “A B-26 Marauder of the 387th Bomb Group explodes in mid air over Dunkirk. A veteran has written in an enclosed letter to Freeman: ‘The “A” picture enclosed was taken over Dunkirk and the aircraft is, I believe, piloted…

KILMARTIN, JI (#35)

…south, was different, and they continued to operate from French bases for a considerable period after the British forces’ evacuation from Dunkirk. 1 Squadron therefore played no part in this famous evacuation, continuing to fly from airfields in the Reims-Paris area. Fierce fighting continued until 19 May, when the squadron…

WALTER, AE Mervyn (#232)

…able to return without papers, after a SWEDISH OFFICER’S Funeral Cortege provided cover for slipping back into Sweden & then back to Britain. Also for his important role working in the small 1940 CONTROL TEAM with R Adm Bertram RAMSAY and Captain TENNANT at DOVER CASTLE for Operation DYNAMO’s (DUNKIRK

DUMON, Andrée Antoine (#158)

…numerous other smaller ones which contributed so greatly to returning British, Dominion, American and Allied Aircrew. ‘Any full listing would be impossible here but Anne Brusselmans MBE’s contribution alone of sheltering and forwarding 176 ‘parcels’, following Dunkirk and her initial translation work, provides just one. In one crew alone, who…

TUCK, RR Stanford (#9)

…as flight commander was a trial by fire; flying defence over Dunkirk on the 23rd of May 1940. He downed one Me109 and two ME110s on that first day, but his squadron lost five pilots including their squadron commander and flight commander. Tuck took command and led the squadron back…

ANNAND, Richard W (#44)

…and took them to London, where he found them jobs. He was president of his local branch of the British Legion, of the Dunkirk Veterans Association and of the St James’s Art Society for the Deafened. In 1956 Annand became a Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Durham and he…

DAUNT, Ivan Decourcey (#251)

…eight children and born 28 Jun 1918 served with 4th Bn Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment in the 1940 North West Europe Campaign in FRANCE and through DUNKIRK, then in the Western Desert and BURMA. Angus’s wife, AUDREY, was a naval tailoress for Chatham and CANADIAN born, whose father,…

NEWENS, Charles H (#143)

…due course: please sign up 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. Thames waterman, boat-builder, sculls (60yrs Henley Regatta official). OPERATION DYNAMO: DUNKIRK LITTLE SHIPS (29 May-3 Jun 40, saved 224,717) RN COASTAL FORCES….

ROWLAND, John N (#243)

…the evacuation from Dunkirk. John Rowland standing by a Lysander at Old Sarum airfield In September 1940, Rowland started a three-year period as a flying instructor before joining No 12 Squadron. After his first tour on Lancasters and a period as an instructor, Rowland returned to the bombing campaign as…

BOWMAN, J Edwin (#198)

…with BEF (blown up twice, once straight into a draper’s shop window just before leaving late on 1Jun40 from DUNKIRK’s mole) with 22nd FIELD REGT and with their two 32nd/33rd Batteries, later 32nd, of 3 Gun Troops with 12 guns, 10 officers & c.150men – when war broke out there…

LOTT, C George (#11)

…SERVICE ORDER. LOTT, Squadron Leader C.G., D.F.C. “Since June 1 this officer has led his squadron on operational patrols over Dunkirk, Amiens and Abbeville, and other parts of enemy occupied territory. In July, as leader of a section of Hurricanes, he pressed home an attack in adverse weather against six…

LACEY, James (#7)

…but the Nazi leader needed the Luftwaffe to take control of the skies above the south of England before he could contemplate a ground invasion. Gordon Leith, curator at the Royal Air Force Museum, said: “It was a critical time. Following the defeat at Dunkirk they must have been aware…

HALLOWES, HJL (#14)

…FO Carswell, SL R Bain; FL F Rosier [Signatory 17]; FO J Simpson; FO P Folkes; FO P Cox; FO F Berry.Near Dunkirk on 1st June Hallowes destroyed a Me110, two Me109’s and damaged another. On the 7th his aircraft was set alight in combat. As he was about to…

GILLAM, Denys (#25)

…1 Recollections of operations as pilot with 616 Sqdn, No 12 Group, Fighter Command, RAF in GB, 9/1939-7/1940: qualities required by fighter pilots; impressions of first Supermarine Spitfires Mk Is; success against Junkers Ju 88s over Driffield; operations over Dunkirk, France, 5/1940-6/1940; squadron pilot who had psychological breakdown; threat of…

MITCHELL, Raymond (#155)

…Armoured Support units. Ray and his unit on 9/10Jul43 were the First Wave, at 0246hrs, on the first sustained Return to ‘Fortress Europe’, three years and a month after Dunkirk, in the 41 and 40 RM CDO night landings, swung down (after an extra ten shillings ‘invasion pay’) from davits…

GUERITZ, Edward Finlay (#212)

…mobile ANTI TANK BATTERY (with scavenged old naval guns, to illustrate the denuding of gunpower. after DUNKIRK) in Lincolnshire for the NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS, then for lst GUARDS BRIGADE, later on, being switched to the RLYMOUTH-REACH Bn, as Infantry with the ROYAL MARINES after the INVASION EMERGENCY receded, he joined the…

STRONG, Albert (#231)

…after DUNKIRK and during the INVASION SCARE period, his Battery used dummy tree trunks, camouflaged as guns, to expand their armament! His Uncle JOHN, 28 when WW1 broke out, won a MILITARY MEDAL too with the INFANTRY – he had a large silver plate on the top of his skull,…

SUTTON, Thomas A (#308)

…tests except for a hearing test problem from an inflammation possibly tricky if exposed to rapid air pressure changes. Receiving call up papers for the Army he was not too keen after hearing Dunkirk stories of long marches, so volunteered for the expanding Royal Navy, with the usual three months…

British Army and Commonwealth & Allied Armies

…SICILY, SALERNO, D+1 SWORD BEACH, MM for RHINE CROSSING #44 Richard W ANNAND Captain Richard W ‘Dickie’ ANNAND VC ERD DL Recipient of the Victoria Cross. ‘Wheelbarrow VC’ won before DUNKIRK (13-16 May 1940) for DURHAM LIGHT INFANTRY, his FATHER was killed with ROYAL NAVAL DIVISION, GALLIPOLI #148 Robert H…

Naval & Naval Air

…He in BATTLESHIP HMS BARHAM (JUTLAND, MATAPAN, CRETE) censored 25Nov4l explosive end (U-Boat 331) 862 dead. #67 Ian E FRASER Lieutenant Commander Ian E FRASER VC DSC RD* JP Recipient of the Victoria Cross. Diving pioneer. Served on CONWAY, ROYAL OAK, DUNKIRK & ATLANTIC DESTROYERS; 31JUL45 + L/S JIM MAGENNIS…

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