26 results found for: The Atlantic

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FRASER, Ian E (#67)

…German Air Force dive bombing attacks; condition of evacuated troops. Aspects of operations as officer aboard HMS Malcolm, Western Approaches Escort Force and 8th Escort Group in North Sea and Atlantic, 1940-1941: attacks on German coastal convoys, 1940; transfer to Atlantic convoy escort duties; discovery of wreckage from HMS Hood…

GICK, Philip D (#206)

…work on the Atlantic convoy routes, Vindex was part of the covering force for the Normandy invasion in June 1944. In August the ship was part of the escort for a convoy to Russia and its return in September. By the time Gick left the ship in October, his aircraft…

ATKINSON, Robert (#214)

Obituary Courtesy of the Telegraph Sir Robert Atkinson, who died aged 98, won three DSCs commanding corvettes in the Battle of the Atlantic. A highly rated marine engineer and businessman, he chaired British Shipbuilders in the bleak early 1980s, making one last effort to keep the industry competitive. Atkinson arrived…

BURN, Michael C (#86)

…came and his Territorial unit was reconfigured into a Special Service Brigade, captained No 6 troop of No 2 Commando. In March 1942 this unit took part in the assault on St Nazaire, the fortified port on the French Atlantic coast. The mission – to deny its use to the

CURRAN, Samuel (#182)

…1940, and first operated on 29 June 1940. The E1189 was the first production-series magnetron and delivered in pulsed operation 12kW on the 9.5 cm wavelength. The last of the first batch of twelve E1189 magnetrons, manufactured by GEC at Wembley, accompanied the Tizard Mission across the Atlantic. This particular…

HARGREAVES, Arnold (#287)

…far reaching consequences to help ensure that the tide of losses in the Battle of the Atlantic would gradually be reversed at a most critical time for Britain’s very survival, with her reliance on the transatlantic supply artery for food and munitions. This epic achievement occurred a full seven months…

MAYBANK, John W (#242)

…Uncle JOHN, commissioned in the field, had been killed on 26Sepl6 by a ricochet, with his Father staying in the NZ TERRITORIAL ARMY as an Instructor; crossing the Atlantic in the QUEEN MARY for his basic training up in Kingston, Ontario, John MAYBANK was on the same ship & was…

MacLENNAN, Roddie (#184)

…specially placed signature ‘for CONVOY HX84′ to symbolise the daily, non stop, 24 hour endurance & sacrifice of the MERCHANT MARINE and the CONVOY SYSTEM, in the ATLANTIC OCEAN, literally Britain’s LIFELINE. Here also Captain E.S. Fogarty FEGEN VC RN (who was WW1 Cruiser Lt) is commemorated, whose posthumous VICTORIA…

DUMON, Andrée Antoine (#158)

…pulled into Bayonne, on the Atlantic coast, Dedee stood up, straightened her hat in the mirror and glanced round casually, checking that Newton and her other two charges had got the message. Newton stood up too, pushing his copy of Le Figaro into his overcoat pocket. He had been buried…

BEAMONT, Roland Prosper ‘Bee’ (#8)

…Aircraft as an experimental test pilot. Moving to de Havilland as a demonstration pilot, he joined English Electric as chief test pilot in 1947 to lead the B3/45 jet bomber programme from which the Canberra emerged. From May 1949, Beamont managed all prototype tests and also established two Atlantic speed…

COLE, Winefred (#288)

the six months up to August, inflicting 1,079 casualties. Brazilian naval forces helped to patrol the South and Central Atlantic oceans, against German U-boats and commerce raiders. In NE Brazil Natal was the largest American air base outside the USA, and Recife was used by the U.S. Fourth Fleet. This…

CAREY, Frank R (#27)

…fellow walking wounded pushed the carriages out of the danger area then kept going until reaching the Atlantic coast at La Baule where the Hermitage Hotel served as an officers’ hospital, though he was soon sent to the less salubrious RAF tented depot, near Nantes. The Bristol Bombay was built…

MUNRO, John (#201)

…AVENGER OPERATIONS (at times with pilot, later Vice-Adm Gus Halliday DSC) flying over HOME WATERS & the ATLANTIC (then often with Lt later Rear-Adm David KIRKE CB CBE RN), and later with the EAST INDIES FLEET for the important raids on the Songei Gerong PALEMBANG OIL REFINERY installations 29 Jan…

TAIT, James B (#66)

…DFCs. The spectre of the Tirpitz emerging into the Atlantic to cause havoc amongst convoys carrying vital supplies and troops, particularly the crucial convoys to Russia, dominated naval strategy in the European theatre. During 1942 RAF and Fleet Air Arm bombers had made several attempts to destroy the battleship in…

TREADWELL, George (#179)

…distracting action against the “Admiral Scheer” pocket battleship, thereby saving, on 5 Nov 1940, much of CONVOY “HX 84”, recorded next to his signature to recall ALL THOSE 30,000 MERCHANT SEAMEN killed manning ALLIED CONVOYS and the 2,603 MERCHANT SHIPS and 175 ALLIED WARSHIPS SUNK in the ATLANTIC in WW2….

Naval & Naval Air

#4 Ronald ALSFORD Mr Ronald ALSFORD, merchant mariner Representing British and Allied MERCHANT MARINE, key ATLANTIC CONVOYS supplying UK, and in memory of all the DUNN family’s men sunk & lost on convoys. #268 Edward ASHMORE Admiral of the Fleet Sir Edward ASHMORE GCB DSC RN (Book: ‘The Battle and…

BURN, Alan (#85)

…Newsletter (bottom of the page) and we’ll let you know when we’ve done more justice in writing up our extraordinary signatories. GUNNERY. Author of The Fighting Captain. Representing 15,000 RN (1/3 in ATLANTIC) CONVOYS and in memory of Captain Frederick J WALKER CB DSO*** & HMS STARLING (15 U-Boats sunk)….

ALSFORD, Ronald (#4)

…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. Representing British and Allied MERCHANT MARINE, key ATLANTIC CONVOYS supplying UK, and in memory of all the DUNN family’s men sunk & lost on convoys….

ELKINGTON, JFD (#16)

…Awards 1939–1945 Star with Battle of Britain clasp Arctic Star Air Crew Europe Star with Atlantic clasp Burma Star Defence Medal War Medal 1939–1945 General Service Medal with Northern Ireland clasp Medal of Ushakov (Russia) Express obituary: “his mother watched him being shot down from her own balcony” It was…

OULTON, Wilfrid E (#70)

…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. (2 U Boats destroyed) Obituary in The Independent MiD*** Representing pre-War and WW2’s COASTAL COMMAND’s long RAF/RN ANTI-U BOAT JOINT BATTLE of ATLANTIC

DODDS, Michael T (#257)

…Fleet Auxiliary signs for his long service and that of the important OILERS, and the role of TROOP TRANSPORT of literally millions of servicemen between theatres and the most important ATLANTIC TROOPING; he served on SS ATHELCROWN, ATHELPRINCE and SS MAURETANIA, and later the QUEEN MARY, the speed of which…

ALABASTER, RC (#57)

…Alabaster’s aircraft was well past the point of no return over the South Atlantic when it suffered a double engine failure. He set course for Fernando de Noronha, part of a remote archipelago 400 miles east of the Brazilian coast where there was an emergency airstrip. It was very close…

CHESHIRE, Geoffrey Leonard (#31)

…bars, Distinguished Flying Cross, 1939-1945 Star, Aircrew Europe Star with Atlantic clasp, Burma Star, Defence Medal, 1939-1945 War Medal, 1953 Coronation Medal, 1977 Silver Jubilee Medal. Copyright: © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205131410 (The Medal Group is on display at the IWM) Completing three tours made Leonard ineligible for further combat…

HEGLUND, Svein (#166)

…Montreal and 45 Atlantic Transport Group for six months, delivering three Mosquitos, two Bostons and a Mitchell to UK via Labrador, Greenland and Iceland. With help from Signatory 50, John “Cat’s Eyes” Cunningham, Svein was able to join No.85 Sqn’s long range Mosquito Night Fighter on deep Bomber Escort operations…

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