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Battle of Britain 80 Introduction

…left, the Belgian pilot Albert Emmanuel Allx Dieudonne Jean Ghislain van den Hove d’Ertsenrijck would die a week later on Battle of Britain Day itself. Van den Hove at Beauvechain on 10th May (British troops have arrived to strengthen the airfield defences) Battle of Britain Memorial of London The Scotsman…

BROADHURST, Harry (#22)

…commanding the Desert Air Force in Italy. Copyright: © IWM CL 3862 ROYAL AIR FORCE CHIEFS IN AIRFIELD CONFERENCE IN FRANCE, 31 JULY 1944 The Deputy Supreme Allied Commander, Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder (left) standing beside his Dakota aircraft in France discussing the latest Air Force and Army…

JOHNSON, James E (#21)

…Cottesmore and to hold hunt balls in the officers’ mess. Johnnie Johnson with a Spitfire with his number After promotion to air commodore and a spell as Senior Air Staff Officer at Bomber Command’s No 3 Group, at Mildenhall, Suffolk, he received (on promotion to air vice-marshal) his final command…

ROSIER, Fred (#17)

…October 1915; DSO 1942; OBE 1943, CBE 1955; ADC to the Queen 1956-58, Air ADC 1972-73; Director of Joint Plans, Air Ministry 1958; Chairman, Joint Planning Staff 1959-61; CB 1961, KCB 1966, GCB 1972; AOC Air Forces Middle East 1961- 63; Senior Air Staff Officer, HQ Transport Command 1964-66; UK…

DEERE, Alan C (#49)

Battle of Britain, 1940: convoy patrols; German tactics and increasing intensity of air raids; importance of preservation of RAF reserve and radar; German Air Force raid on RAF Hornchurch, 31/7/1940; shortage of and inexperienced pilots; tactics employed by squadron; sight of large German Air Force formations; estimates of Messerschmitt Me…

QUILL, Claire (#185)

…and here, in particular, those many WAAF ground control PLOTTERS and FIGHTER CONTROLLERS in and beyond the BATTLE of BRITAIN, often hearing through their headphones the savage cut and thrust of battle and too many final silences. “During the Battle of Britain the W.A.A.F.’s had undoubtedly proved themselves to be…

CALVERT, J Michael (#152)

…with General Wingate; involvement with Chindits; joining of Special Air Service; history of Special Air Service. Aspects of operations as officer with 22nd Special Air Service in GB and North West Europe, 1944-1945: organisation of Special Air Service; problems with French Special Air Service troops and ex-Long Range Desert Group…

DRAKE, Billy (#168)

…at RAF Linton-on-Ouse; question of reason for Gloster Meteor accidents; loss of wing leaders during Korean War; appointment as deputy chief of intelligence, 2nd Tactical Air Force; taking former German pilot in jet aircraft; intelligence duties; duties at Air Attaché in Switzerland. REEL 11 Continues: amusing story of attempting covert…

DALTON-MORGAN, Thomas F (#306)

…painting, numerous barrage balloons are shown floating above the trees. Operated by RAF Balloon Command, barrage balloons were used to protect cities from air attack. They forced German aircraft to operate at higher altitudes, reducing the accuracy of their bombing and bringing them within range of anti-aircraft guns.” He quickly…

CURTIS, Lettice (#77)

…Pilots illustrates country’s debt to Lords Beaverbrook & Signatory No. 13: Lord Balfour), and AIR TRANSPORT AUXILIARY. (ARP note)” “the Air Transport Auxiliary were civilians in uniforms who played a soldiers part in the Battle for Britain” Lord Balfour, Under Secretary of State of Air (Signatory 13)      …

VRACIU, Alexander (#303)

…19, 1944. All were Yokosuka D4Y “Judies”. Vraciu’s first air-to air combat took place over Wake Island in October 1943, flying from the light aircraft carrier USS Independence. Vraciu scored his first victory on October 5, 1943, when he and O’Hare encountered an enemy formation. O’Hare flew below the clouds…

LAFONT, Henri Lucien (#160)

…losing his fighter pilot medical category, he turned to helicopters. He retired from the French Air Force in 1966. In 1967 Lafont was appointed Director General of the Paris Air Show , the world’s oldest and largest air show and held at Le Bourget since 1909. He remained in the…

Royal Air Force and Commonwealth & Allied Airforces

…of air defence in the Battle of Britain”, bringing down one and damaging two. ~ As LAC [Leading Aircraftsman] MM 18Aug40 PARACHUTE & CABLE [RAF KENLEY] BATTLE OF BRITAIN Dornier kill; in SUEZ, v. mining e/a, DESERT, Aleppo, CYPRUS, OC BATTLE SCHOOL. Representing RAF REGIMENT. #96 EE RODLEY Wing Commander…

BALFOUR, Harold (#13)

…Under-Secretary of State for Air, H. H. Balfour, questions an Air Commodore about 250-lb GP bombs, which are about to be loaded into a Bristol Blenheim Mark IV of the Advanced Air Striking Force on a snow-covered airfield in France. Balfour’s career after the war was no less distinguished. He…

LOATS, Norman (#300)

…Sea between the Japanese main force and Task Force 38, Surigao Strait, the biggest surface action since Jutland in 1916, history’s last battle-line action at sea between battleships, Cape Engano, the final sea action of Japanese aircraft carriers and their destruction by the US Third Fleet, and the BATTLE off…

GRANDY, John (#2)

Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir John Grandy, GCB, GCVO, KBE, DSO, KStJ (8 February 1913 – 2 January 2004) was a senior officer in the Royal Air Force. He was the only officer who fought and commanded a squadron during the Battle of Britain to reach the post…

CROSLEY, R Michael (#234)

…(Obituary courtesy of The Daily Telegraph) Books: Flt. Lt. Alan Pollock’s notes: “234: Commander R Michael CROSLEY DSC* RNVR & RN for SEAFIRES and the FLEET AIR ARM: served, after being in London’s METROPOLITAN POLICE – including the BLITZ – he saw the BATTLE of BRITAIN DAY Battle of Sunday…

SMITH, Irving S (#109)

…German forces of sleep; lack of German fighter opposition; effectiveness of German anti-aircraft fire; vulnerability of wooden De Havilland Mosquito to damage; abortive bombing raid flown below anti-aircraft level; second bombing raid on Le Havre using Oboe; German anti-aircraft opposition to attacks on V1 Flying Bomb sites near Dieppe, France….

NEIL, Thomas F (#102)

…the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust. He regularly attended the annual Battle of Britain service held at Westminster Abbey. To mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain in 2015, he once again flew in a Spitfire, an aircraft he described as “like flying a Bugatti”. The memory of…

EVANS, David (#106)

…operational aircraft. This was followed by a tour as Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Operations) in the MoD. In 1973 he became the Air Officer Commanding No 1 (Bomber) Group, and in 1974 he led a team of four Vulcans to compete in the annual USAF Strategic Air Command Bombing…

CAREY, Frank R (#27)

…of Spitfires and Hurricanes taking off and in flight. VS Good shots of RAF fighters flying in formation into attack, good air to air CUs and ground to air LSs of the fighters peeling off and attacking German bombers, good dog fight sequence. MS Wreckage of German bomber lying in…

ELKINGTON, JFD (#16)

‘During the Battle of Britain, his mother watched him being shot down’ ‘Wing Commander Tim Elkington, who has died aged 98, was one of the last surviving pilots who fought in the Battle of Britain, and was one of only two survivors of the RAF Hurricane Wing that operated with…

FRASER-HARRIS, Alexander B (#218)

…800 and 803 Naval Air Squadrons which struck at the German cruiser Konigsberg. Flying in poor weather at extreme range from the Orkneys made accurate navigation essential. Fraser-Harris’s aircrewman, Leading Torpedo Air Gunner George Scott Russell, was spot on as they dived at an angle of 60 degrees from 8,000…

DAVID, W Dennis (#18)

…a DFC and Bar in the space of five days during the Battle of France in 1940. David was just 21 at the time. The awards reflected his feat of destroying at least 11 enemy aircraft within a few days while covering the retreat of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF)….

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