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29 August 2020

PORTEOUS, Patrick A (#93)

Recipient of the Victoria Cross. ROYAL ARTILLERY, son of Brig.9th GHURKAS, RMA WOOLWICII, BEF 39/40, 6th AA REGIMENT; wounded, Ied attack` For: DIEPPE, CANADIAN & all Casualties 19 August 1942
29 August 2020

OULTON, Wilfrid E (#70)

(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
29 August 2020

MITCHELL, Raymond (#155)

Royal Marines CDO, 9/10Jul43 at 0246hrs Sicily Invasion, Salerno Beachhead, D-Day Sword Beach, Walcheren & beyond. Signed in memory of his RAF Sgt Pilot brother, Rex, killed in action.
29 August 2020

McCAIG, Dennis (#76)

Was Hon Sec Nos 1, 56 & 249 Sqn Assns, from FIJI, 249 SPITFIRES & 118 Sqn MUSTANGS in ITALIAN CAMPAIGN shot down & POW 1945; later 33 & 5 Sqns.
29 August 2020

LOATS, Norman (#300)

Born in in 1922, Norman Loats joined the US Navy in July 1942 and was assigned as storekeeper to the aircraft carrier USS Gambier Bay in 1944. The Gambier Bay sailed to join Carrier Support Group 2, which was staging in the Marshalls to support the invasion of the Marianas.
29 August 2020

LEIGHTON-PORTER, Chrystabel (#150)

Model for the morale-boosting ‘Jane’ cartoon: ‘worth at least two divisions’ “Britain’s Secret Weapon” (Winston Churchill) “CHRISTABEL LEIGHTON-PORTER was the model for the Daily Mirror’s wartime strip cartoon “Jane”; the character’s lightly-clad adventures with the Security […]
29 August 2020

LEIGHTON-PORTER, Arthur (#151)

182 & 245 Sqns, secret husband to [No. 150] Chrystabel ‘Jane’ Leighton-Porter. Repesenting RAF Rocket-firing Typhoons, so important in NW Europe’s Liberation against enemy armour.
29 August 2020

LAMA, Ganju (#146)

Gurkha VC: ‘Not until he had killed or wounded them all…did he allow himself to be taken back to the Regimental Aid Post to have his wounds dressed.’ “Gyantso Lama was born in Sikkim, Northern India, […]
29 August 2020

KAGAN, Jack (#311)

“one of the last to get out before the tunnel was discovered, he survived as one of 30,000 Jews who fought the Nazis in the forests” One of 30,000 Jews who fought the Nazis in the […]
29 August 2020

JOYCE, Austin P (#190)

Welsh Guards Regimental Quartermaster, Sergeant Major Korean War, 16yr old Irish Yorkshireman: Troopship seaman & June, 1944 began fighting at Caen.
29 August 2020

GODFREY, Douglas R (#153)

Godfrey, born in Hazelgrove, the third son of a cockney Metro Vickers engineer and his mother, both a Derby WWI Nurse and WW2 Women’s Voluntary Service officer, was still busy in 1995 on Museum heritage at the same A.V.Roe/BAe Woodford site – 55 years after moving in as one of 12 Barlow apprentices (among the first 30 there).
29 August 2020

FRASER, Ian E (#67)

Lieutenant-Commander Ian Fraser won the Victoria Cross as captain of the midget submarine XE3 in Operation Struggle, a daring attack on the Japanese 10,000-ton heavy cruiser Takao in the Johore Straits, off Singapore Dockyard, just before the end of the Second World War.
29 August 2020

DUMON, Andrée Antoine (#158)

Helped rescue 27 Allied Escaped Aircrew, for Comet Line (which inspired The Secret Army) sister Michou GM and Andrée (Dedée) de Jongh. Captured & in Ravensbrück and Mauthausen (video)
29 August 2020

DONNET, Michel GL (#157)

Belgian aviator who, with Leon Divoy, flew in a dramatic escape to Essex at night on 5th July, 1940 in a stolen Stampe (an old biplane similar to a Tiger Moth) near Germans and Waterloo. After they both joined the RAF, he went on to fly Spitfires with 64 Sqn OC 64 & 350 Belgian Squadrons.
29 August 2020

de CLARENS, Vicomtesse (#161)

Mme. Jeannie YG Rousseau (Vicomtesse de CLARENS) King's Medal for Service in the cause of Freedom, CIA Agency Seal Medal, Légion d’Honneur (and Grand Officer Medal), Croix de Guerre, Resistance Medal “She was one of the most remarkable young women of her generation.” (New York Times). Aged 23, as ‘Amniarix’ in the DRUIDES network, showed great courage evading Gestapo to capture crucial German rockets programme information, vital intelligence leading to Bombing of Peenemünde (German V-1 Doodlebug and V-2 Rockets). Captured twice and sent to three concentration camps.
29 August 2020

COX, Charles (#80)

RAF, flew and parachuted with 43 and Major General John ‘Johnny’ D FROST on BRUNEVAL RAID (Operation Biting), the PARAS’ first Battle Honour, to dismantle & retrieve this German radar. Representing GROUND RADAR
29 August 2020

CLAUSEN, Finn (#163)

‘Arthur’, Tirpitz attempts, later in 3 US Submarine Chasers. Representing the epic Norwegian Shetland Bus Service and signed in memory of Leif A LARSEN DSO DSC,CGM DSM* (52 crossings)
29 August 2020

CHRISTIE, Werner Hosewinckel (#165)

RNoAF & RAF destroyed more than 9 aircraft, mostly FW190s. Signed in memory of his Pathfinder brother Squadron Leader Johann CHRISTIE DSO DFC  who served in Bomber Command, and representing Norway’s Aircrew and 332 Sqn.
29 August 2020

CASPERS, Loek NC (#162)

Caspers used her bike to transport everything from hand grenades to transmitters for calling in allied bombing raids and microfilm revealing details of German troop positions… “It’s very important not forget…You fight for the same principles, don't you? Freedom of opinion and freedom of speech, freedom of religion, against dictatorship
29 August 2020

CALVERT, J Michael (#152)

“Frequently leading attacks from the front, earning him the nickname ‘Mad Mike’, Calvert was ‘a tremendous leader of men; quite careless of his own danger” “MICHAEL CALVERT, who survived both the Chindit expeditions into Burma, was […]
29 August 2020

BULLOCH, Terence (#73)

Born in Ulster. Terry’s crew had the top U BOAT kills of 4 U-Boats + 4 damaged; tracked 26, attacked 18. In memory of NZ Nick ENSOR (2+) and representing COASTAL COMMAND
29 August 2020

BROWN, William (#156)

9th Battalion Royal Northumberland Fusiliers, representing the service and sacrifice of his own regiment, as well as Far East Prisoners of War (POWs) alongside other civilian victims of savage war, atrocities and repression, particularly in Asia beyond the Mukden Incident, Japanese Occupation of Manchuria, and First Battle of Shanghai Sep 1931-Mar 1932
29 August 2020

BROWN, Eric M (#42)

World record number of aircraft types, including German, flown. Representing NAVAL AVIATION & DEVELOPMENT TEST FLYING
29 August 2020

BROOM, Ivor (#74)

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