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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…

BROADHURST, Harry (#22)

…Allied Expeditionary Air Force in 1944-45. THE ROYAL AIR FORCE IN THE LIBYAN DESERT, MAY 1943 (© IWM TR 817) A Royal Air Force station headquarters in the West African desert showing tents and a Bristol Beaufighter aircraft in the distance. Royal Air Force pilots of No 252 Squadron in…

BALFOUR, Harold (#13)

Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Air Force. His experience extends from flying as a Flight Lieutenant Commander in 43(F) Sqn, formed by the 23 year old Major Sholto Douglas MC, and fighting on the Western Front in Sopwith Strutters and Camels, to his role as Churchill’s 1938-44 Under Secretary…

QUILL, Claire (#185)

…for podcast by Mike Stanberry FRAeS, the digitisation of the recording was funded through the Royal Aeronautical Society Foundation. The Royal Aeronautical Society would like to thank Sarah Quill and Virginia Stevens for their permission to release the podcast of this interview.” ‘Battle of Britain’ at Madame Tussauds. CU Wax…

DEERE, Alan C (#49)

…22 William V. Crawford-Crompton New Zealand Royal Air Force 21½ Raymond Brown Hesselyn New Zealand Royal New Zealand Air Force 21½ Evan Mackie New Zealand Royal New Zealand Air Force 20 +3 shared Cobber Kain New Zealand Royal Air Force 17 First RAF fighter ace of WWII Brian Carbury New…

STRONG, Albert (#231)

…Train 1869 Army Service Corps 1918 Royal Army Service Corps 1965 Royal Corps of Transport 1993 Royal Logistics Corps …Provision of food, ammunition, petrol and above all transport 1939 10,000 men 1945 335,000 personnel = 10% of British Army & the Movements Service of the Royal Engineers an extra 180,000…

FRASER, Ian E (#67)

…Japanese card of ‘Takao’ REEL 1 Background to joining Royal Navy, 1939: membership of Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve; duties as coxswain of picquet boat of HMS Royal Oak. Aspects of operations as midshipman aboard HMS Montrose, 17th Destroyer Flotilla during Dunkirk evacuation, 5/1940: drafting to ship; trips to Dunkirk; under…

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…

CURRAN, Samuel (#182)

…engineers at the Royal Aircraft Estabilishment at Farnborough. Electronic Equipment, Cavity Magnetron Type E 1189, British. © IWM COM 936 The cavity magnetron was developed from the work of J T Randall and H A Boot at Birmingham University in early 1940. It became the preferred source of very high…

CURTIS, Lettice (#77)

“the most remarkable woman pilot of the Second World War.” Miss Lettice Curtis boarding a Spitfire in a colourised photograph released to mark the 100th Anniversary of the Royal Air Force. (To mark the 50th Anniversary of the Royal Air Force, Alan Pollock took a somewhat different approach). Captain Pauline…

BRIDGE, John (#154)

…disposal officer with Royal Navy at Scapa Flow, 1941 1942: disposal of British mines washed ashore from 8/1941; problems with gales. REEL 2 Continues: lecturing of dealing with unexploded bombs on ships. Recollections of period as bomb disposal officer with Royal Navy in South Africa, 1942- 1943: voyage from GB…

MITCHELL, John B (#69)

Wartime ROYAL & VIP flights, inc. CHURCHILL to YALTA & other flights. Representing TRANSPORT COMMAND & OBSERVERS and ALL NAVIGATOR AIRCREW…

NEILSON, Ian G (#211)

Obituary courtesy of The Daily Telegraph Lieutenant Colonel Ian Neilson, who has died aged 98, waded ashore on Sword Beach during the afternoon of D-Day; a Royal Artillery officer, and a flight commander on an air observation post (AOP) squadron, it was his task to establish an advanced landing ground…

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.”…

WILMOT, Allan C (#224)

…Wire Tours. “Allan was born in Jamaica in 1925. After leaving college in 1941, he volunteered to join the Royal Navy, serving on a patrolling ship, escorting mine sweepers, and picking up survivors in the West Indies. In 1944 he volunteered for Royal Air Force service, and joined the air…

British Army and Commonwealth & Allied Armies

…AFRICA & ITALY, severe wounds 9Apr44 FIELD GUN BATTERIES ROYAL ARTILLERY #305 Arthur W BRITTON Arthur W ‘Peter’ BRITTON SEARCHLIGHT ops, ANTI-A/C ARTILLERY & MIDDLESEX Regt, TERRITORIALS, 8th PUNJAB REGIMENT, CHIN HILLS & GURKHA Bns, (wife Red Cross VAD nurse) #156 William BROWN Lance Corporal William BROWN 9th Bn ROYAL

GIBSON, John AA (#197)

…as an air firing instructor, Gibson was posted in New Year 1942 to No 457, a Royal Australian Air Force Spitfire squadron. In May he returned to New Zealand where, attached to the Royal New Zealand Air Force, he trained its newly formed No 15 Squadron in Tonga. Squadron Leader…

WALTER, AE Mervyn (#232)

…the CORPS of ROYAL ENGINEERS, here mainly as a TRANSPORTATION SPECIALIST, firstly for his (& two others, Captain Andrew CROFT and Lt Malcolm MUNTHE, nephew of Axel) Pre-NORWEGIAN CAMPAIGN clandestine INTELLIGENCE gathering on the PORTS and RAILWAYS SYSTEMS in Jan 1940 NORWAY and SWEDEN, crossing over to FINLAND and only…

ATKINS, George (#3)

…14799 Pathe newsreel including “Various shots of RAF (Royal Air Force) ground crew cleaning and preparing a American Boeing Flying Fortress (B.19) for flight: Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund article on the important role played by ground crew in The Battle of Britain “We knew we were outnumbered…but the pilots…

FRASER-HARRIS, Alexander B (#218)

“They had achieved complete surprise, with one bullet hole in a wing being the only damage sustained during what was the first sinking of a major warship in wartime by aerial bombing.” Blackburn Skuas and Fairey Swordfish aircraft landing on the deck of HMS ARK ROYAL after attacking the Italian…

BRYAN, Wendy (#6)

…fencing. He gained third place in the Army Entrance Exam and went on to the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. After officer cadet training, in 1940 he was commissioned into the Corps of Royal Engineers. Isr el Khardali, Litani River bridge by Margaret Thomas (1908) He subsequently volunteered for the Commandos…

BRISTOW, Conrad Phillip (#250)

Pilot Lieutenant Conrad Philip BRISTOW for the ROYAL NAVAL AIR SERVICE then Flight Lieutenant as ROYAL AIR FORCE formed on 1 Apr 1918: Philip flew the SHORT 184 for 2 years on ANTI-SUBMARINE PATROL and NAVAL RECONNAISSANCE, mainly from Eastgate. These RN seaplanes (over 900 completed for RNAS – Span…

MITCHELL, Raymond (#155)

…of the Marines. His own 7 Section Q Troop 41 Royal Marines Commando, originally 8 RM Bn then RM ‘B’ CDO, and noting the important service, courage and sacrifice of all Commandos, both Royal Marine and Army, in their Special Service Brigades, not forgetting the Engineer, Lcocu Obstacle Clearance and…

GUERITZ, Edward Finlay (#212)

…RN: joined as a ROYAL NAVY Cadet for the first year 1937, on to Midshipman for two years from 1938, learning his trade on HMS NEWCASTLE, a Cruiser, MASHONA, a Tribal Class Destroyer, then the Cruiser, CUMBERLAND, which he was to see visibly reinforce CDRE HARWOOD’s RIVER PLATE Force, after…

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