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24 September 2020

DUNCAN SMITH, WGG (#36)

NORTH WEALD Wg Ldr + NORWEGIAN SPITFIRES, Wing Commander No.244 Wing in the DESERT AIR FORCE & ITALIAN CAMPAIGN + 324 Wing
24 September 2020

DARLINGTON, Vee (#20)

In memory of her Czech father Flight Lieutenant Karel ‘Kut’ Kuttelwascher DFC* (18-20 e/a) 1 (F) & 23 Squadrons and Hurricane Night Intruder Ace Squadron Leader James MacLachlan DSO DFC** (16.5 e/a) 88, 73, 145, 261 OC 1 & 132 Squadrons & AFDU
24 September 2020

DAUNT, Ivan Decourcey (#251)

Ivan de C "Angus" DAUNT, fifth of eight children and born 28 Jun 1918 served with 4th Bn Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment in the 1940 North West Europe Campaign in FRANCE and through DUNKIRK, then in the Western Desert and BURMA. 
24 September 2020

DAVIES, Jeff (#213)

Corporal Jeff DAVIES, RAF AIRCRAFT FITTER (633435) of No. 39 SQN BLENHEIMS and MARYLANDS, before special training to join the newly formed No.3232 SERVICING COMMANDO UNIT in the MIDDLE EAST, MALTA SICILY & ITALY
24 September 2020

DAVIES, Handel (#142)

Aeronautical engineer who worked during war on aerodynamics of aircraft like the SPITFIRE, LANCASTER & MOSQUITO.
24 September 2020

DAW, John (#195)

Major John DAW BEM for the light blue, green and dark blue of the ARMY's RQYAL CORPS of SIGNALS, by 1945 165.000 strong (9% ATS); war service from POLAND
23 September 2020

CURRAN, Samuel (#182)

Sir Samuel CURRAN FRS FRSE DSc MA BSc PhD after his first MA BSc & PhD from Glasgow University in 1937, for the outstanding teams at Cambridge's CAVENDISH LABORATORY,  the ROYAL AERONAUTICAL ESTABLISHMENT, MINISTRY of AVIATION PRODUCTION & SUPPLY and their contribution to the MANHATTAN PROJECT and the combined British-American ATOMIC BOMB of Oppenheimer’s LOS ALAMOS team. 
23 September 2020

CURRAN, Lady (#183)

Lady CURRAN (née Joan STROTHERS) represents the important achievements of the TRE, the TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT, both before and after the move to MALVERN. 
23 September 2020

CRUICKSHANK, John (#62)

Recipient of the Victoria Cross. ED RAFVR also Scots, for COASTAL COMMAND; with 72 wounds & Navigator Bomb Aimer dead in crippled CATALINA, sank U-Boat before aircraft’s return to Sullom Voe
23 September 2020

CRAVEN, Geoffrey (#255)

Lt Cdr Geoffrey CRAVEN DSC RNVR commemorates the heart-lifting night surprise attack bv Captain Philip VIAN and HMS COSSACK on ALTMARK (the Graf Spee's supply ship, which entered Norwegian waters).   The rescue, "The Navy's here", at 2230hr and rapid release back of British merchant marine prisoners into HM Warships took place on Friday night, 16Feb40. Geoffrey's DSC was awarded for his part in the boarding and overcoming German resistance with relatively small forces.
23 September 2020

COOPER, JM (#220)

Lt Col J M "Johnnie" COOPER MBE DCM & 3 MiDs of SCOTS GUARDS 8 GUARDS COMMANDO, original L Detachmant SPECIAL AIR SERVICE (later 1 SAS, 21 SAS, 22 SAS & GREEN HOWARDS)
23 September 2020

COLEMAN, Eric (#24)

As Hampshire police constable, took the badly wounded & burned Flight Lieutenant James ‘Nick’ Nicolson VC (see Muriel Nicolson, q.v.) to Southampton Hospital on 23rd August, 1940, in an Albion lorry.
23 September 2020

COLE, Winefred (#288)

Winefred (née CASSELLE) Cole WAAF for the additional contribution to UK forces of the BRITISH LATIN AMERICAN VOLUNTEERS Most Latin American countries had ambivalent attitudes to WW2 but a considerable proportion of Argentinian citizens opposed the nation's official neutralist stance
23 September 2020

COASTWATCHER (#249)

COASTWATCHER", by special request from SURVIVING BRITISH COASTWATCHERS, for this most important representative, it is signed, as appropriate, ANONYMOUSLY, for the foresight of the AUSTRALIANS & their Navy, who planned the system, and ALL these HEROIC PEOPLE & their HELPERS, who knowingly stayed behind, high up in the interior on many strategic islands, watching to provide VALUED INTELLIGENCE by radio
23 September 2020

CLEERE, Patrick (#236)

Major Patrick CLEERE MBE DCM joined the 7th QUEEN's QWN HUSSARS in 1933 at 16, from County KILKENNY, serving in EGYPT from 1935 to promotion to SGT in 1939; a distinguished "C" SQUADRON TROOP LEADER in the CAMPAIGNS of WESTERN DESERT
23 September 2020

BURN, Alan (#85)

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).
23 September 2020

BUTLER, Ian B (#60)

On 221, 38 & 252 Sqns, 247 Wg & 790TU. Representing BLENHEIM, WELLINGTON, BEAUFIGHTER ANTI-SHIPPING search/strike OPERATIONS in MEDITERRANEAN
23 September 2020

CHEESMAN, VBG (#112)

Fought against TIRPITZ, TASKFORCE 57 +US & PACIFIC;WALRUS amphibian + lost & rescued RN SINKINGS. Representing FAA , FIREFLIES & HELLCATS
23 September 2020

BUDGETT, Nancy (#136)

WOMEN’S WAR WORK; AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS WARDENS, CIVIL DEFENCE & Eric CLAXTON MBE’s RESCUE & CASUALTIES UNION training ST JOHN’s & RED CROSS
23 September 2020

BOYD, Mary (#101)

Lost her two brothers, one in the RAF, and best man, and this led to her being picked as CHURCHILL’s youngest secretary in order to “steel his fight”, & V-1 bombed out, later spent 35 years as CARER for her FAR EAST POW husband.
23 September 2020

CHOWDRI, Abdul Bashir (#228)

Able Seaman Abdul Bashir CHOWDRI RIN: recalls in his GUNNERY & MINESWEEPING service the EAST INDIES FLEET ESCORT FORCE inc.37th MS FLOTILLA for CONVOYS & DEFENCE then BURMA OFFENSIVE
23 September 2020

CHAPMAN, Edward T (#254)

Company Sergeant Major E T CHAPMAN VC BEM to represent MONMOUTHSHIRE and the SOUTH WALES BORDERERS Regiment and the Welsh Divisions in both WWs; his Victoria Cross was won for outstanding courage and example to his young soldiers in the hard fought opening battles into Germany, the award won for bravery near the Dortmund Ems Canal leading to attacks being sustained against stiff opposition.
23 September 2020

CAUCHI, Michael (#262)

Michael CAUCHI awarded the Polish Cross of Valour for his participation in 31 Sqn SOUTH AFRICAN AIR FORCE  Liberatqrs on the dangerous supply drop support missions for the WARSAW UPRISING by 205 Group; he also flew on the Romanian PLOESTI OIL attacks and River DANUBE MINJNG operational sorties; he also represents the outstanding importance, valour and service of both CIVILIANS and MILITARY on MALTA George Cross ^SLAND. where he was born and witnessed the savage attacks of 1941 and 1942; Mike served also as Chairman of the Malta  Georae Cross Island Association.
23 September 2020

CASEMORE, Jack (#226)

Chief Petty Officer Jack CASEMORE RNVR: named by his P.O. father (2lyrs (98-19) service inc. BATTLE of JUTLAND as a TORPEDOMAN GUNNER on DESTROYER TERMAGANT) after the RN moderniser Admiral Jacky FISHER; his sister, Betty, was a WAAF PARACHUTE PACKER in East Anglia, brother-in-law. Arthur EAMES, ROYAL WEST KENT REGT taken POW for 5yrs at St VALERY,
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