33 results found for: Malta

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MACLENNAN, Ian R (#128)

…Ian MacLennan’s wife of almost 70 years, Nina, predeceased him. His son and daughter survive him. Flt Lt Ian MacLennan, born April 4 1919, died November 6 2013″ (Obituary courtesy of The Daily Telegraph) Times of Malta article by Fiona Galea Debono (via RAFoverMalta blog) Malta: The Harbour Barrage from…

GIBBS, R Patrick M (#84)

…led 12 Beauforts to attack two 35,000-ton Italian battleships. Enemy fighters attacked his formation but Gibbs pressed on with the survivors. As he released his torpedo, his aircraft was badly damaged by fire from an escorting destroyer but he made for Malta, where he made a crash landing. Gibbs remained…

DRAKE, Billy (#168)

…Mahmoud Abu Fath, a member of the Egyptian Parliament, January 1940. Looking at the camera is Flying Officer Billy Drake, who became a 20-kill ace and survived the war.” © IWM C505 After six months in a staff post Drake was back on operations commanding a Spitfire Wing in Malta….

ROBINSON, Albert (#261)

…for TORCH (Bizerta & Philippeville), minelaying with TEVIOT BANK from MALTA Apr-Aug44, SARDINIA. MOTOR TORPEDO BOATS until HMS VALIANT Sep44-Jun46 (VENGEANCE, CHAPLET, CHEVRON & MALTA DOCKYARD 1951-53 postwar)WW2 PENELOPE Rattle Honours; NORWAY 1940, MALTA CONVOYS 1941-42. MEDITERRANEAN 1941-42-43, BATTLE of SIRTE 1942, SICILY, SALERNO and AEGEAN 1943 and ANZIO 1944…

CROSLEY, R Michael (#234)

…deck operations: Royal Navy, circa 1943 ‘Commander Mike Crosley was a Fleet Air Arm ace and later a test pilot. Among the operations in which he took part was Harpoon, when a convoy ferried supplies and new aircraft to the relief of the besieged island of Malta in the summer…

GICK, Philip D (#206)

…Royal. Gick subsequently received the DSC for his part in the action. Two weeks later 825 Squadron transferred to Ark Royal, and for the next five months was employed in the Mediterranean supporting convoys from Gibraltar to Malta. The ship also flew off several fighters to the island. On the…

CAUCHI, Michael (#262)

…River DANUBE MINJNG operational sorties; he also represents the outstanding importance, valour and service of both CIVILIANS and MILITARY on MALTA George Cross ^SLAND. where he was born and witnessed the savage attacks of 1941 and 1942; Mike served also as Chairman of the Malta Georae Cross Island Association.  …

BRIDGE, John (#154)

…their lives or dismemberment, in perhaps the loneliest and coldly demanding routine roles during & even after the war. “In 1992 on board HMS Britannia, in the presence of HM The Queen, at Malta’s 50th Anniversary of its George Cross (16Apr42), John represented all the 22 then present GC holders…

FRASER-HARRIS, Alexander B (#218)

…off from the carrier Ark Royal when she was torpedoed and sunk. He flew on to North Front, Gibraltar, where he formed a scratch squadron of Fulmars and Sea Hurricanes to join the elderly training carrier Argus, which was engaged in the relief of Malta. Subsequently, during Operation Harpoon, Fraser-Harris’s…

ROSIER, Fred (#17)

…in the final weeks of the Battle of Britain and in October to take command. Then in 1941 Rosier’s squadron was loaded aboard HMS Furious, duly flew off the carrier in the Mediterranean (they had never done this before), landed in Malta, avoided being hijacked for the island’s defence, and…

Royal Air Force and Commonwealth & Allied Airforces

…golfer Representing MALTA George Cross #128 Ian R MACLENNAN Flight Lieutenant Ian R MACLENNAN DFM RCAF (7 e/a) Shot down by A/A fire on D+2, 8Jun44, POW was on 401, 1435 MALTA & 443 Sqns In memory of mentor Squadron Leader Henry Wallace ‘Wally’ McLEOD DSO DFC* (21 e/a,) KIA…

NEIL, Thomas F (#102)

…The citation concluded: “His magnificent fighting spirit has enabled him to destroy at least 11 enemy aircraft.” Tom Neil, 5th from left, with No 249 Squadron In May 1941 No 249 was sent to Malta. On the 21st they took off from the deck of the aircraft carrier Ark Royal…

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…

SPOONER, AR Tony (#52)

Alan Pollock’s Rough Notes: A work in progress – 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. MALTA GC Assn, COASTAL COMMAND, author books…

LUCAS, PB (#48)

…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. As 1942 OC 249 Sqn, , fighter leader, later a post-war MP and aviation author, 1936, 1947 & 1949 Walker Cup golfer. Representing MALTA George Cross…

BROOM, Ivor (#74)

…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. Born in Cardiff. BLENHEIM & MOSQUITO LOW LEVEL STRIKE & LNSF PFF; AOC MALTA commissioned him on 107 Sqn when all officers killed or missing….

LEWIN, Baron (#111)

Alan Pollock’s Rough Notes: A work in progress – 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. VALIANT & ASHANTI; N. AFRICA, MALTA GC+RUSSIAN…

PANTER, Frank H T (#216)

…with GLENGYLE full of explosives 18/19Dec 1941 at nearby ALEXANDRIA jetty, the QUEEN ELIZABETH and VALIANT being sunk onto the mud after Italian 2 man torpedo attacks; on to re-supply and unload at MALTA into the caves in incessant raids and another near escape; back to Spithead without real leave,…

MAYBANK, John W (#242)

…in 11-13 Aug 1942, the biggest MALTA CONVOY of all) & with at least 10 enemy a/c destroyed, then 759, 611 & Fighter Leaders School, who was killed, at low fuel state, on 14 Apr 1944 in a midair collision after wave off. 1830 SQUADRON worked up at TRINCOMALEE &…

SMITH, Irving S (#109)

…Headquarters, Malta and then in 1950 took command of 56 Squadron, operating Gloster Meteors. He later commanded RAF Church Fenton and, having been promoted to Group Captain in 1958, commanded RAF Jever in Germany. In 1961 he returned to staff duties at Signals Command.Irving Smith was appointed OBE in 1953…

KILMARTIN, JI (#35)

…claimed the unit’s first aerial victory, he added eight more victories over France, six of them during the blitzkrieg. He was killed in action over Malta as a Squadron Commander on 1 October 1941. _________ Contrails over Northern Europe (screenshot from World War II in HD Colour, Netflix & Youtube)…

HODGES, Lewis (#34)

…order to employ the remaining Canberras for stockpiling conventional 1,000lb bombs on Malta. All became clear in October, when he took a force of his Valiants to the island. As he later recalled: “It was only at the 11th hour that we discovered we were going to bomb the Egyptians.”…

GUERITZ, Edward Finlay (#212)

…the BOMBARDMENT of GENOA, when the Fleet Air Arm attacked SPEZIA from off the ARK ROYAL; back for the MARCH BLITZ in PORTSMOUTH then to MALTA, where HMS JERSEY, moving in to Grand Harbour, was almost blown in half by an acoustic mine or one primed set for the fourth…

SQUANCE, Sidney J (#247)

…8 torpedoes, VICTORIOUS 8 aircraft torpedoes and ARK ROYAL 130 with a total of 16 torpedoes from COSSACK, MAORI, ZULU and SIKH); on PEDESTAL to MALTA the EAGLE was hit on RODNEY’s port side but RODNEY survived 3 days of Italian subs & many misses from Ju-87 Stukas; on TORCH…

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