16 results found for: El Alamein

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SLY, Ted (#276)

…and later with Bobby Gibbes in the Desert Air Force, where he flew 22 sorties in KITTYHAWKS with No.450 RAAF SQUADRON before the battle of EL ALAMEIN. When the Spitfires arrived in Cairo, Ted joined No.92 (East India) Squadron and became a flying partner with Neville Duke operating together from…

ROSIER, Fred (#17)

…was recognised as an outstanding fighter pilot whose courage and leadership had been inspiring throughout. Then he spent a year as second-in-command of the newly formed 221 Group, where he helped direct all the fighter operations up to and including the Battle of El Alamein. Fighter Affiliation : Halifax and…

JEFFERY, W Michael S (#115)

ROYAL TANK REGIMENT, ex Wandsworth TERRITORIAL, El Alamein. For: VALENTINE, STUART, CRUSADER & SHERMAN TANKS & as Chairman EIGHTH ARMY ASSN….

British Army and Commonwealth & Allied Armies

…gap 10May45 an iconic WW2 photograph. Also gave his name to the PFC Paul E. Ison Detachment 60 of the Marine Corps League. #115 W Michael S JEFFERY Colonel W Michael S JEFFERY ROYAL TANK REGIMENT, ex Wandsworth TERRITORIAL, El Alamein. For: VALENTINE, STUART, CRUSADER & SHERMAN TANKS & as…

GILLARD, George (#274)

…successors to the BBC’s first war correspondent, Richard Dimbleby, he was able to report the successes beyond El Alamein from further forward and by his reporting gained the trust of the front line soldiers, staff and General Montgomery. Frank Gillard remained with the Eighth Army to cover the later landings…

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…

BRIDGE, John (#154)

…and late holders to honour the Island, the key, irreplaceable, defensive bastion & sine qua non for El Alamein and eventual Victory.” [ARP] Wikipedia: “Bridge led a squad which defused a bomb with a delayed action fuse in September 1940, for which he received the George Medal. In March 1941,…

DRAKE, Billy (#168)

…spinning, elementary aerobatics and navigation; instructors; kitting out; move to 6 Flying Training School; ground instruction, flying tests and blind flying; near failure of Chief Instructor’s Flying Test, 1/1/1937. REEL 2 Continues: sight of world altitude record holder Sqdn Leader Swain at RAF Netheravon; opinion of Hawker Fury; accident on…

ALDRIDGE, James (#200)

…DIVISION and its fine record in TWO WORLD WARS, here the NORTH AFRICAN DESERT CAMPAIGN after El Alamein, into SICILY (at times with 5th HAMPSHIRE REGT) and SALERNO (35 went into the CATANIA battle with him and only 5 came back) then to UK for NORTH WEST EUROPE, landing D+1…

HERFORD, Martin EM (#246)

…odds, an AMBULANCE TRAIN, for which exploits, initiative and his care for the wounded, he was awarded MBE) from 1941 to 1943 largely with No.7 MAC, then A/Major at 16 MAC & 2CCS into TOBRUK then retreat, then back westwards again from EL ALAMEIN to SICILY with 200 FIELD AMBULANCE…

JONES, Don (#267)

…tactics. The Hurricanes had quite high losses practising and perfecting the ideal anti tank profiles to suit the killing potential of the 40mm guns, particularly in the run up to and after El ALAMEIN. 24 October, 1942 was their most successful day, when 6 Squadron was credited with knocking out…

MACKINTOSH, Robert (#203)

…for Burma, switched to MIDEAST threat) in 152 BRIGADE with some 2nd Bn CAMERONs (F.M.Auchinleck “Their name had become a legend”) & 5th & 2nd SEAFORTHS; fought at EL ALAMEIN with 2 PDR in ANTI-TANK SUPPORT & then 1,500 miles westwards, via the BATTLES of MARETH LINE, WADI AKARIT etc…

GIBBS, R Patrick M (#84)

…escorts made a fruitless attempt to tow her to Benghazi. This first attack was only a prelude to the action ahead for Gibbs and his navigator, John Cresswell, and demonstrated his single-minded and determined approach to attacking the Axis convoys re-supplying Rommel’s armies in North Africa. Ten days later Gibbs…

GUERITZ, Edward Finlay (#212)

…later joined too); firstly the SCOTLAND training, work up, planning & execution of the pre-emptive Vichy MADAGASCAR INVASION Mar42 (to safeguard ALAMEIN build up & INDIAN OCEAN KILINDINI Base) as PRINCIPAL BEACHMASTE ; then work up with 3rd INF DIV & the same role as LT CDR for Force “S”,…

RICHARDSON, A (#223)

…the big retreat, stabilising at LC237, with 38 sorties mostly before ALAMEIN (first 18 all strategic inc.3 Benghazis 8,12 & 16 May 1942 then 19th to 38 all tactical except 37th, 6hr 10min sortie, 9 Sep 1942 against Tobruk); tourex to UK 24 Oct 1942 & back on WELLINGTON OTU;…

Royal Air Force and Commonwealth & Allied Airforces

…KNIGHT DSO’s 617 Sqn crew breached EDER DAM (RAAF 2, RAF 3 & RCAF 2) #58 Lionel CD GREGORY Wing Commander Lionel CD GREGORY DFC Wellington, Mosquito OTU QFI, instructor friend of & briefed Richard HILLARY on his final fatal sortie. (cf Michael Burn [86], who married Mary & edited…

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