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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…

LLOYD-OWEN, David (#273)

…Italian submarine; effect of losses to Long Range Desert Group; reorganisation in Syria. Aspects of operations commanding Long Range Desert Group in Italy and the Balkans, 1944-1945: adapting to non-desert conditions in Italy; problems of handling local population in Balkans; problem of political divisions; working with Albanian Partisans; character of…

ATKINS, George (#3)

…almost every British military operation since the First World War – and ‘the Fighting Cocks’, 43 (F) Squadron. Tommy had been an engineer in the pre-war motoring industry, and went on to service BATTLE OF BRITAIN HURRICANES, SPITFIRES in ITALY, & 1944/45 LANCASTERS. Among ‘The Long and the Short and…

BRIDGE, John (#154)

…I did not suffer any particular discomfort and never got tired. I left that to afterwards.” As a result of the efforts of Bridge and his team, on September 2, the day before the assault on Italy, Messina harbour was reported cleared and safe to ferry troops to the invasion…

COLE, Winefred (#288)

…This force joined the U.S. Fifth Army under American General Mark Clark in the Italian campaign until the end of war. Brazil also sent two Brazilian Air Force groups (one of them a fighter group) to Italy, becoming the only South American country to send any air force unit. Initially…

STRONG, Albert (#231)

…forward, he needed to understand evolving actions on the battlefield and experienced first-hand the fierce fighting in ITALY. Here a signatory for the steady breaching of the strong GOTHIC LINE, scene of GALLANT, DIFFICULT and COSTLY FIGHTING, as well as the changing fortunes of war; he witnessed the tragic loss…

British Army and Commonwealth & Allied Armies

…E M HERFORD MBE DSO MC* RAMC combat DR, Field AMBULANCES/HOSPITALS DESERT,TOBRUK, El ALAMEIN,SICILY,ITALY,NORMANDY/EUROPE,ARNHEM, BELSEN Med Team #230 James A WOOLNOUGH Sgt James A WOOLNOUGH MM KOYLIs at ANZIO & Italy heavy fighting, with own KING’s ROYAL RIFLE CORPS 159 Officers,986 men killed,8000 wounded/missing (1958 2nd Bn R Green Jackets)…

TAIT, James B (#66)

…first raid on Italy when a force of Whitleys crossed the Alps in a thunderstorm to bomb Turin. On August 25 he flew on the first raid on Berlin, mounted as a reprisal for the German bombing of London. Before the end of the year, he had attacked Berlin on…

MANDER, d’Arcy (#225)

…5 days hard fighting, surrounded & all ammunition spent; to POW CAMPO 29 nr PIACENZA in ITALY. After ITALIAN SURRENDER of 8 Sep 1943 and escape, he made a long successful 3 month WINTER EVASION to ROME (9Dec43) & chose to work with a pro ALLIED ITALIAN INTELLIGENCE Organisation, allowing…

CLEERE, Patrick (#236)

…” General WAVELL, C-in-C, sent him a separate, personal congratulatory letter; BURMA & ITALY Losing and burying, with his Padre Metcalfe DSO’s help, his barely identifiable BROTHER “NED”, killed in action as L/Cpl with others in his “C” SQN; few others surely have taken part in and survived as many…

GILLARD, George (#274)

…an overseas BBC war correspondent he would cover the campaigns in North Africa, Italy, Normandy and up to Berlin between 1941and 1945. Frank Gillard was educated at Wellington School, Somerset, and St Luke’s College, Exeter, there gaining a London University BSc and was a pre-war teacher and made some broadcast…

HACKETT, John (#47)

…– the fuller biographies will emerge in 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. Distinguished scholar and author, KRI HUSSAR for PARACHUTE REGT, DESERT, ITALY, ARNHEM & DUTCH RESISTANCE…

REES, Leonard (#38)

…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. BUFFS/EAST SURREY INFANTRY, who had 11 subaltern OCs lost, killed or wounded, fighting from DESERT, SICILY and up through to NORTHERN.ITALY – a typical ‘D Day Dodger’!…

DAVIES, Jeff (#213)

…of No. 39 SQN BLENHEIMS and MARYLANDS, before special training to join the newly formed No.3232 SERVICING COMMANDO UNIT in the MIDDLE EAST, MALTA SICILY & ITALY, where, as first SCU in, they landed at REGGIO 4 Sep 1943 at 0715hrs, soon to service SPITFIRES & USAAF WARHAWKS at SALERNO…

BOGERT, Mortimer P (#170)

…was in Europe a full seven and a half years, from being with the 2nd CANADIAN DIVISION in DIEPPE, the fighting in SICILY, the advance up to POTENZA in EASTERN ITALY, as well as landing in SOUTHERN FRANCE and going right through up to BRUSSELS and including the post-war OCCUPATION….

ATTWELL, Robert H (#148)

…the Newsletter (bottom of the page) and we’ll let you know when we’ve done more justice in writing up our extraordinary signatories. Captain Robert H ATTWELL for Cranleigh’s LOCAL DEFENCE VOLUNTEERS then HOME GUARD (also on duty FM Lord Milne!) Apr 42 in QUEEN’S ROYAL REGIMENT fought ITALY, wounded ANZIO….

STEVENS, Steve (#193)

…flying INSTRUCTOR in South Africa flew BEAUFIGHTERS in 19 SQUADRON SAA under Lt Col DON TILLEY in the ANTI-SHIPPING and STRIKE roles from ITALY and over ADRIATIC, as part of the BALKAN AIR FORCE. Post-war he flew in the BERLIN AIRLIFT, here signing for the wider operations of the SOUTH…

FORSYTH, Macleod (#43)

…we’ve done more justice in writing up our extraordinary signatories. “Officers were my downfall in the army”. A company, 2nd Parachute Battalion. An early ‘yellow lanyard’ PARA for the ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS, and with Major ‘Jack’ FROST at BRUNEVAL; ‘TORCH’ & ITALY. MM for Tamera/Cork Wood action in Tunisia….

HEGLUND, Svein (#166)

…overrun, he was on a cycling holiday in Italy, but with help from the Norwegian Consul in Bordeaux he boarded a ship for Portsmouth, being bombed en route. Before the RAF was welcoming overseas entrant aircrew, Svein sailed to the USA on the Lista, which was sabotaged and burned out…

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…

LAKIN, Barklie (#233)

…Adm Ben BRYANT CB DSO** DSC RN) the job then too included some interesting SPECIAL FORCES del veries and RAIDP, some into ITALY and others in an area between Marseilles and Genoa – somewhere SW of SAVONA they watched the railway all day and then closed in to 400 yards…

WILMOT, Allan C (#224)

…Southlanders”. They toured the UK’s variety circuit as well as travelling to Italy, Germany, France and Belgium. Their speciality was rhythm and blues, and they worked alongside the popular artists of the day – Shirley Bassey, David Frost, Joe Loss, Frankie Vaughn, Cliff Richard and Tommy Steele to name but…

BOWMAN, J Edwin (#198)

…Finally Ted in Northern Italy was lucky to survive horrendous shell stomach wounds from a 15Ornm & 17Omm barrage in reply to his GUN’s 25 Pounder hits; he had been (after 4th DIV CDR inspection by Maj Gen Dudley JOHNSON VC CB DSO* MC on 13 Sep 1939) to FRANCE…

RICE, FC (#253)

…R Adm Ben BRYANT CB DSO** DSC RN) the job then too included some interesting SPECIAL FORCES del veries and RAIDP, some into ITALY and others in an area between Marseilles and Genoa – somewhere SW of SAVONA they watched the railway all day and then closed in to 400…

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