7 results found for: Experimental Establishments

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BEAMONT, Roland Prosper ‘Bee’ (#8)

…Yet he would have achieved none of these distinctions but for combat and experimental skills acquired amid the pressures of war. Beamont had not long qualified for his wings – though graded “exceptional” – when, in November 1939, he joined No 87, a Hawker Hurricane fighter squadron in France. After…

CURTIS, Lettice (#77)

…thinking up a reason for not taking me on,” she wrote. Eventually, she was offered a job with the Ministry of Civil Aviation as an Operations Officer before applying to be a test pilot at the Aircraft and Armament Experimental Establishment at Boscombe Down. ‘After her flight test, she received…

HEARN, Avis J (#75)

…an RF7 Receiver in the Receiver Room at Bawdsey CH. Her right hand has selected the direction or height finding and her left hand is ready to register the goniometer setting to the calculator.”RAF Bawdsey was originally an experimental system set up at Bawdsey Manor, home of Robert Watson-Watt’s radar…

CUNNINGHAM, John (#50)

…project was abandoned, experimental airborne radar was beginning to become available for trial. On the night of November 19 1940, Cunningham bagged his first Ju 88. After exchanging his make-do Blenheim for a two-engine Bristol Beaufighter he shot down a Heinkel 111 bomber over the Channel and another over Lyme…

BRYAN, Wendy (#6)

…1943 he joined the staff of the Engineer in Chief, London district, as liaison officer with Experimental Station 6, War Department, at Knebworth. This turned out to be part of Special Operations Executive’s organisation. He tested the efficiency of dropping containers by parachute from a high altitude, short-wave radio telephones,…

BIRD-WILSON, Harold A C ‘Birdie’ (#32)

…in support of the invasion of Normandy. Moving onto jets before the end of the war he received command in 1945 of No 1335, the RAF’s first jet conversion unit. This led in 1946 to command of the Central Flying Establishment’s air fighting development squadron. In 1948 he was posted…

MAX, Roy (#289)

…RAF Flying College he commanded the bomber squadron at the Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment at Boscombe Down, where the new jet bombers for the RAF were being tested. He later commanded a night fighter squadron in Germany before returning to the Air Ministry, where he looked after the careers…

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