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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…

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…

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…

JOHNSON, James E (#21)

…being lucky, I don’t know what is…” Squadron Leader Basil Gerald ‘Stapme’ Stapleton DFC recalls The Battle of Britain… “His score of 6 enemy aircraft destroyed, 2 shared destroyed, 8 probably destroyed and 2 damaged,[1] all achieved on Spitfires during the Battle of Britain made him one of the outstanding…

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…

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…

DEERE, Alan C (#49)

…of battle being historic. REEL 3 Continues: degree of fairness in tactics employed; contact with shot down German pilot; closeness of outcome of battle; opinion of New Zealanders loyalty to GB. Aspects of operations with No 11 Group, Fighter Command and 2nd Tactical Air Force, RAF in GB, 1941-1944: offensive…

LACEY, James (#7)

…the leading pilots of the battle.” He added: “Not many survived the entire war, most were either killed, injured or taken prisoner, so for an aircrew member to have a record like that, it must have been pretty scarce.” After the Battle of Britain, Lacey was promoted to flight lieutenant…

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…

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…

ROSIER, Fred (#17)

…on 23 May 1940, soon after joining a squadron detachment to fight in the Battle of France, he destroyed two Me 110s before being shot down near Arras, receiving facial burns and ending up in hospital. Three months later he was back with 229 at Northolt in time to fly…

WATKINS, Tasker (#256)

…Ross, arriving there in late June 1944, a few weeks after the initial D-Day landings. The division participated in a number of engagements, such as the Second Battle of the Odon, and, in August, the Battle of the Falaise Pocket. By mid-August Watkins, commanding “B” Company in his battalion, which…

GILLAM, Denys (#25)

…lessons learnt from battle; condition he was in at the end of the battle; attitude towards Germans; communication in air. REEL 3 Continues: will to survive during battle and afterwards. Aspects of operations as pilot with 312 (Czechslovak) Sqdn, No 9 Group, Fighter Command, RAF in GB, 10/1940-12/1940: shooting down…

DRAKE, Billy (#168)

…melee, Drake claimed one, the first of many successes. When the Blitzkreig was launched on May 10, No 1 Squadron was thrown straight into battle, its Hurricanes trying to provide support for RAF bombers that were suffering terrible losses. In three days, Drake, always a highly aggressive pilot, shot down…

DALTON-MORGAN, Thomas F (#306)

…Luftwaffe. Dodd’s scene conveys the simultaneous proximity and distance of the Battle of Britain; aerial combat is evident in the sky but life goes on below. History The RAF pilots who fought during the Battle of Britain were supported by thousands of servicemen and women on the ground. In this…

SMITH, Irving S (#109)

…the UN Protection Force in Bosnia.” (Credit: The Battle of Britain London Monument) Imperial War Museums’ Oral History: Irving Smith “New Zealand officer served as pilot with and commanded 151 Sqdn, No 12 Group, Fighter Command, RAF in GB, 7/1940-3/1943 including Battle of Britain, 7/1940-10/1940; served as staff officer with…

VRACIU, Alexander (#303)

They Were There is a work in progress, and 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 appropriate justice to the American heroes among our signatories.   Battle of the Philippine Sea:…

KILMARTIN, JI (#35)

…and a Me109 on the 7th. The squadron went north to Usworth on the 8th. Killy Kilmartin Kilmartin was awarded the DFC (gazetted 8th October 1940). He was given command of 602 Squadron at Ayr in April 1941. He was posted away on 10th May to form 313 Squadron at…

TUCK, RR Stanford (#9)

…worked as a test pilot for the RAF for several years before leaving and starting a mushroom farm in Kent. Wing Commander Tuck talking to his lifelong friend, German Ace Adolf Galland at an event in Madame Tussaud’s marking the release of the 1969 film “The Battle of Britain”. Battle

LAFONT, Henri Lucien (#160)

…the war. Col Henry Lafont, who has died aged 91, made a dramatic escape from Vichy-held Algeria and reached England to fly Hurricanes in the Battle of Britain; he was the last of the 13 French fighter pilots to fly in the Battle. When France capitulated in June 1940, Lafont…

KELLETT, Ronald G (#29)

…World War. In the Battle of Britain who had the privilege to command the legendary Polish 303 Squadron which shot down more German planes than any other RAF squadron – despite not joining the battle until August, two months after it had begun. The Battle Colours were sewn in secret…

DROBINSKI, Boleslaw H (#19)

…his farm. In 1960 he was finally granted British citizenship.” The Battle of Britain London Monument Polish Fly Boys in The Battle of Britain (Polscy lotnicy w Bitwie o Anglie) Old Sarum Airfield, where Drobonski was trained and assessed, now houses the Boscombe Down Aviation Collection. Boscombe Down Aviation Collection…

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…

CAREY, Frank R (#27)

Battle of Britain. Battle of Britain by Paul Nash (1941) The son of a builder, Frank Reginald Carey was born on May 7 1912 at Brixton, South London, where he led a gang in mock battles in the streets before being sent to Belvedere School, Haywards Heath. Once, after several…

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