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BROADHURST, Harry (#22)

…IN THE NORTH AFRICAN DESERT, APRIL 1943. A Royal Air Force Intelligence Officer sounds an improvised gong to call air crews for briefing on an airfield in the North West African desert. Copyright: © IWM TR 819 THE ROYAL AIR FORCE IN THE LIBYAN DESERT, MAY 1943. Crew of No…

FRASER, Ian E (#67)

…remained unabashed, and continued with his performances. With Universal Divers and North Sea Diving Services, which he formed in 1965, he expanded into the field of exploration and maintenance of North Sea oil and gas rigs. After selling out to the Blue Star Line in 1975 he served with Star…

SHEEN, Desmond FB (#88)

…damaged. By the summer of 1940, Sheen, an Australian, was serving as a Spitfire pilot with No 72 Squadron, based at Acklington, Northumberland. Although well to the north of the main area of the Battle of Britain, on August 15 the squadron was heavily engaged with the enemy. Flying from…

LLOYD-OWEN, David (#273)

“Danger has some kind of satanic appeal to me. I am drawn towards it in an octopus-like grip of fear.” “Wartime commander of the Long Range Desert Group who thrived on danger in North Africa and the Balkans. MAJOR-GENERAL DAVID LLOYD OWEN, who has died aged 83, commanded the Long…

BRIDGE, John (#154)

“the first person to be awarded a Bar to the George Medal” “With the invasion of the Italian mainland imminent, Messina harbour had to be cleared of depth charges and made safe for shipping. On August 21, shortly after the Germans had been driven out of the north-east of the…

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…

LAKIN, Barklie (#233)

…and not so close but each one felt distinctly & personally – they had already sunk five ships totalling 20,000 tons, on that patrol) then he was appointed to the Captaincy Periscope “Perishers” Course) and returned to URSULA as Captain (re-fitting and to LERWICK and stationed North of Bear Island…

RICE, FC (#253)

…and not so close but each one felt distinctly & personally – they had already sunk five ships totalling 20,000 tons, on that patrol) then he was appointed to the Captaincy Periscope “Perishers” Course) and returned to URSULA as Captain (re-fitting and to LERWICK and stationed North of Bear Island…

BURN, Michael C (#86)

…journalist, soldier, poet, novelist and playwright, and latterly a breeder of mussels on the Dwyryd and Glaslyn estuaries of north-west Wales, Burn – widely known as Micky – lived his life with panache and a debonair grin. This he maintained whatever befell him, whether incarceration in Colditz as a PoW…

JOHNSON, James E (#21)

…222, 0C242 The RAF’s top scoring fighter pilot flying in north west Europe, Wing Commander Johnny Johnson, seen with his pet Labrador dog ‘Sally’. He recorded 38 victories, though at the time of the photograph his total was 35. He commanded No 127 Wing composed of three Canadian Spitfire squadrons….

ROSIER, Fred (#17)

…A mortified Rosier could only watch from his hiding place as the Italians found and confiscated his belongings, including the tankard. “THE ROYAL AIR FORCE IN THE LIBYAN DESERT, MAY 1943 () A Royal Air Force Bristol Beaufighter Aircraft (No 252 Squadron?) being serviced in the North West African Desert.”…

DUDGEON, AG (#187)

…pilot officer in December 1935. He joined No 11 Squadron at Risalpur on the North-West Frontier of India. In his single-engine bi-plane he flew many operations over hostile and mountainous country as the RAF policed the rebellious territory. In 1940 he joined No 45 Squadron in Egypt as a flight…

NORTH-LEWIS, CD (#286)

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. Air Cdre C D “Kit” NORTH-LEWIS DSO…

CALVERT, J Michael (#152)

…tendon in a football match. He returned to the United Kingdom and in March 1945, was picked to succeed Brigadier R.W. McLeod in command of the Special Air Service brigade. Leading again from in front he took two French parachute units of that brigade into eastern Holland and north-west Germany…

KENNEALLY, John Patrick (#275)

…having paid the maintenance order. “I was only one of his mother’s many friends,” he said, “but I happened to have a bob or two, which meant ‘go for that fellow’”. Leslie grew up on a farm in the north of England and was then sent to King Edward’s Grammar…

GICK, Philip D (#206)

…aid and Percy Gick supervised the whole operation until further help arrived. The episode is commemorated by a plaque in HMS Daring Street, Argostoli, on Cephalonia, where he is remembered going ashore to functions sporting top hat, tails, cape, cane and a monocle. In 1954 Captain Gick came ashore as…

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…

CASEMORE, Jack (#226)

…returned weighing five and half stone from POW Camp in POLAND. Jack trained on CUMBERLAND, began war service on FORFAR, ARMED MERCHANT CRUISER on CONTRABAND CONTROL; remembering well the RAWALPINDI Incident to the north of them & going to “Action Stations”, getting good advice from a Gunlayer next to him…

GILLAM, Denys (#25)

…and North West Europe, 12/1943-2/1945: encounter with Focke Wulf 190s over Paris, France, 12/1943. REEL 4 Continues: attacks on German radar stations in preparations for D- Day landings; move to Normandy, France, 9/6/1944; ground attack role in North West Europe; distinguishing targets on ground; physical condition at end of Second…

WIREMU, Hemi (#210)

…Brigade at Ōhinemutu, and was a lay reader at St Faith’s Church. He was caputred in Greece and spent four years as a prisoner of war in Germany. In 1945 he was released, he went to London and spent a year at Bango University in North Wales doing a forestry…

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…

SUTTON, Thomas A (#308)

…at HMS Collingwood, before being sent north to the new battleship, HMS HOWE as a seaman spotter to the Gunnery Officer, who was Commander the Viscount Curzon and son of Earl Howe, whose name was that of the ship now at the beginning of its six months of commissioning. and…

WATKINS, Tasker (#256)

…Watkins, the former Deputy Chief Justice of England and Lord Justice of Appea… was awarded a Victoria Cross for his conduct during the North-West Europe Campaign of 1944-45. On August 16 1944, when commanding a company of 1/5th Company of the Welch Regiment, Watkins attacked a German machine-gun post single-handed…

CROSLEY, R Michael (#234)

…which to grab his life jacket from the aircrews’ briefing room before she rolled over and sank. He quickly joined 800 Naval Air Squadron, flying from the escort carrier Biter during Operation Torch, the Allied landings in North Africa. On November 8 he shot down two Vichy French fighters in…

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