16 results found for: Egypt

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LLOYD-OWEN, David (#273)

…Royal Regiment in 1938. He began his military service in Palestine during the Arab rebellion. When the Italians moved towards Mersah Matruh, his regiment was sent to Egypt and in December 1940 he took part in Wavell’s offensive, which reached Benghazi. In March 1941 he was posted to the Middle…

CLEERE, Patrick (#236)

…7th QUEEN’s QWN HUSSARS in 1933 at 16, from County KILKENNY, serving in EGYPT from 1935 to promotion to SGT in 1939; a distinguished “C” SQUADRON TROOP LEADER in the CAMPAIGNS of WESTERN DESERT. His DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL was awarded for conspicuous gallantry in action near TOBRUK on 22Jan41: “As…

DUDGEON, AG (#187)

…pilot officer in December 1935. He joined No 11 Squadron at Risalpur on the North-West Frontier of India. In his single-engine bi-plane he flew many operations over hostile and mountainous country as the RAF policed the rebellious territory. In 1940 he joined No 45 Squadron in Egypt as a flight…

BARKER, John Lindsay (#307)

…Suez Canal Zone in August 1950, a time when Anglo-Egyptian relations were tense. Egypt’s abrogation of the Anglo-Egyptian Treaty in 1952 resulted in serious rioting in Ismailia, and Barker lost most of his large Egyptian civil labour force. Living conditions on the airfield deteriorated rapidly, though his boundless energy limited…

HERFORD, Martin EM (#246)

…& the MIDDLE EAST to EGYPT. Earlier he had worked with refugee children in the SPANISH CIVIL WAR & was a House Surgeon at Bristol in Mar 1939 when tried to join RAF; his distinguished work began from planning in CAIRO, then out with the MOBILE FTRT.D M,13@JTANCE UNW in…

DAUNT, Ivan Decourcey (#251)

…His father, THOMAS, was a R.E. Sapper and Diver in WW1, one elder brother, FREDERICK, was a RAOC driver, another, WILLIAM, with the KENT AUXILIARY FIRE service, while a third, HARRY, had also been a Sapper in the 1930s in Palestine and Egypt, escaping up into Siam when Singapore fell….

HAMILTON, Patrick M (#271)

…fleet had succeeded, they would have controlled the Indian Ocean. The British lost over 400 men and the County class cruisers, HMS Cornwall and Dorsetshire, to air attack. During 1942 until after the turning point Battle of El Alamein the fear of Hitler’s overrunning Egypt had also been an added…

ROSIER, Fred (#17)

…© IWM TR 815 The 229 pilots were attached to 73 and 274 Squadrons in the Western Desert for operations. On 1st September 1941 229 began functioning again as a squadron, its ground personnel having at last arrived in Egypt. It began night defence operations. Rosier was posted away in…

NEIL, Thomas F (#102)

…1953. Based at Abu Sueir in Egypt, the squadron flew Meteor jets in the fighter/reconnaissance role. At the end of his tour in the summer of 1956 he was awarded the AFC. In 1959 he went to the British Embassy in Washington where he spent three years. He retired from…

GIBBS, R Patrick M (#84)

…shipping; the tactics he developed in the Mediterranean against fearsome opposition were subsequently developed for the highly successful Strike Wings that operated from airfields in Britain later in the Second World War. A highly experienced and decorated maritime attack pilot, Gibbs arrived in Egypt in late 1941. He was utterly…

FRASER-HARRIS, Alexander B (#218)

…dispatches. In 1954, Fraser-Harris was appointed the first Canadian officer to be director of Naval Aviation and, two years later, he became captain of the Canadian carrier Magnificent. After the Suez debacle, he transported the Canadian contingent of the UN Emergency Force to Egypt, where his vessel became the headquarters…

CAREY, Frank R (#27)

…Carey devised a ruse to reduce their drinking and high spirits to an acceptable level. He enrolled them in the Screecher Club, whose members were graded according to their sobriety and granted privileges to match. In November 1944 he was posted to command No 73 OTU at Fayid, Egypt, in…

BRYAN, Wendy (#6)

…Robin (Warriors of the Sky) 2nd Lieutenant Robin Yorke Hull was born in 1912, also at Shangani. He joined the Rand Light Infantry which was mobilized in June 1940. He was killed on active duty on January 1st 1942 and is buried at Halfaya Sollum Cemetary on the Egypt/Libyan border….

SLY, Ted (#276)

…El Alamein to Tunis. Ted then replaced Neville as a Flight Commander for the invasion of Italy. Posted later on he rejoined Neville Duke again at the Spitfire Operational Training unit at ABU SUEIR near the Suez Canal in Egypt. About six months later Ted was posted back to Australia…

TOUGH, John (#204)

…born Uncle John QSM in lst Bn wounded Mar16 & MSM, Uncle James Sgt 6th Bn KIA at FESTUBERT 4 Jun 1918 aged 21, Uncle Albert Pte shell-shocked, Uncle John WILSON served in Egypt KIA 1Decl7): front line in Aug44 for the BATTLES of HOLLAND, REICHSWALD, RHINE CROSSING & GERMANY….

WIREMU, Hemi (#210)

…14th Reinforcements, arrived in Italy in April 1945 (the 15th Reinforcements did not reach Egypt until May 1945, after the war in Europe ended). Read more about the Māori Reinforcements. Counting the cost Takrouna Cemetery In total, almost 3600 men served overseas with the Māori Battalion between 1940 and 1945….

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