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30 August 2020

ROWLAND, John N (#243)

Squadron Leader John N ROWLAND DSO DFC* RAF: 613 SQN Hectors + LYSANDERS May40, CALAIS supply CFS HALIFAX & LANCASTER WICKENBY BOMBING OPS 12 SQN (+109 & 626) & 625 SQN Kelstern. Awarded DSO twice in three days during bombing operations over Germany in 1943.
30 August 2020

RICE, FC (#253)

Lt Cdr Barklie LAKIN DSO DSC* US Legion of Merit RN, whose submarine experience included HMS/Ms NARWHAL, URSULA, H32 & H43 (twice falsely alerted to the departure of Scharnhorst and Gneisenau to sit off BREST) and UTMOST
30 August 2020

REID, William I (#61)

Flight Lieutenant William I REID VC Recipient of the Victoria Cross. AFVR Scot in hit LANCASTER 3NOV43, twice attacked, with dead Navigator and fatally wounded WIRELESS OPERATOR, stuck to course, bombed target & returned to base semi-conscious.
30 August 2020

POCOCK, Donald A (#108)

Served Western Desert, Middle East and Balkans, founder member ROYAL AIR FORCE REGIMENT (formed 8 Jan and 12 Feb 1942). Representing ROYAL AIR FORCE REGIMENT / Tactical GROUND DEFENCE of RAF AIRFIELDS
30 August 2020

O’BRIEN, Terence P (#147)

Author from NSW, AUSTRALIA, RAF BALLOON COMMAND & two pilot 1940/41 COASTAL BLENHEIM tours, later CHINDIT Air Liaison, 357 SD Sqn FORCE 136 + SEAC
30 August 2020

NORTH-LEWIS, CD (#286)

Air Cdre C D "Kit" NORTH-LEWIS DSO DFC* died in March 2008 just after his 90th birthday. He was born in Dunbar with his father a collier in the Rhonda valley, joining the Army in 1938 and commissioned into the 60th Battalion, QUEEN VICTORIA TERRITORIAL RIFLES, he transferred to the RAF.
30 August 2020

NEILSON, Ian G (#211)

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30 August 2020

MORGAN-GILES, Morgan (#269)

Rear Admiral Sir Morgan MORGAN-GILES DSO OBE GM RN whose many aspects in his colourful career in WW2 reached its highpoint perhaps with his key participation as a young Commander in charge of the Naval build up at Vis in the Adriatic and its usefulness in support of the Yugoslav partisans – Yugoslavia was the only occupied country to eventually free itself, virtually alone but with Allied external help supplied.
30 August 2020

MITCHELL, John B (#69)

Wartime ROYAL & VIP flights, inc. CHURCHILL to YALTA & other flights. Representing TRANSPORT COMMAND & OBSERVERS and ALL NAVIGATOR AIRCREW
30 August 2020

MAX, Roy (#289)

Group Captain Roy Max travelled from New Zealand to join the RAF as a pilot and survived the crippling losses of bombers deployed to France at the outbreak of the Second World War; already a veteran at 24, he was made a wing commander and appointed to command No 75 (NZ) Squadron, the first Commonwealth squadron in Bomber Command.
30 August 2020

MASEFIELD, Peter (#219)

Sir Peter MASEFIELD MA CEng Hon.DSc FRAeS: pre-war FAIREY DESIGN, helped form pre-war "HEARKERS". as TECHNICAL EDITOR of "AEROPLANE", stressed necessity of AIRCRAFT RECOGNITION TRAINING
30 August 2020

MANDER, d’Arcy (#225)

Colonel d'Arcy MANDER  DSO of lst, 2nd, 4th & 11th Bns the GREEN HOWARDS, her TERRITORIAL BATTALIONST 150th INFANTRY BRIGADE EIGHTH ARMY; commissioned into lst Bn Sep29 within lst GUARDS BRIGADE, he was prewar Cairo Intelligence & in Germany/Austria language training
30 August 2020

MACLENNAN, Ian R (#128)

Flight Lieutenant Ian MacLennan was one of the last surviving fighter “aces” who engaged in fierce air battles during the Siege of Malta to secure the island’s survival.
30 August 2020

LLOYD-OWEN, David (#273)

Major-General David LLOYD-OWEN CB DSO OBE MC “Danger has some kind of satanic appeal to me. I am drawn towards it in an octopus-like grip of fear.” (Telegraph) Queen’s Royal Reg’t N AFRICA & 1941 LONG RANGE DESERT GROUP (OC) 1943-45 wounds Kufra, LRDG base, LEROS & ops Corfu, Yugoslavia & Albania (bks). “Despite being in continual pain, Lloyd Owen directed special forces operations in the mountains for the next three months. Eventually he was evacuated to Italy, was successfully operated on, and told not to return to his former activities. He managed to bluff his way past a medical board and returned to Albania, although this time by boat.” (Wikipedia). “A man of great charm…a courageous soldier and a remarkable leader of men.” (Guardian).
30 August 2020

LEWIN, Baron (#111)

VALIANT & ASHANTI; N. AFRICA, MALTA GC+RUSSIAN CONVOYS Representing HOME & MEDITERRANEAN FLEETS.
30 August 2020

LAKIN, Barklie (#233)

Lt Cdr Barklie LAKIN DSO DSC* US Legion of Merit RN, whose submarine experience included HMS/Ms NARWHAL, URSULA, H32 & H43 (twice falsely alerted to the departure of Scharnhorst and Gneisenau to sit off BREST), UTMOST (about three war patrols, including his first DEPTH CHARGING at XMAS,1941 as they lay below, counting 40 to 50 explosions close and not so close but each one felt distinctly & personally
30 August 2020

KETTLEWELL, Marion (#134)

1938: back from Canada & London social work, 1941 joined Wrens Representing WOMEN’s ROYAL NAVAL SERVICE war work & in memory of brothers (KING’S AFRICAN RIFLES & RAF)
30 August 2020

KENNEALLY, John Patrick (#275)

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30 August 2020

JELLICOE, George (#105)

(son of Viscount Jellicoe: JUTLAND 31 May 1916) Representing COLDSTREAM GUARDS and in memory of Sir David STIRLING, 1 SAS, and the early SPECIAL BOAT SERVICE
30 August 2020

HOLDER, Paul (#191)

AIR MARSHAL SIR PAUL HOLDER took part in the Second World War defence of Habbaniya, Iraq, when the RAF’s station there was attacked and besieged by the Iraqi nationalist rebel Raschid Ali.
30 August 2020

HODGES, Lewis (#34)

Air Chief Marshal Sir Lewis Hodges was one of the RAF’s most highly decorated pilots; after an audacious escape from occupied France and an outstanding record flying clandestine operations in Europe and the Far East he went on to have a distinguished peacetime career.
30 August 2020

HANBURY BROWN, Robert (#196)

Professor Robert HANBURY BROWN FRS AK Born in India, astronomer & physicist. Part of Sir Robert Watson-Watt’s original RADAR team (1937-42), helping develop first airborne radar for night-fighting & detecting ships and submarines. “Without his discovery, the range of detection of a surfaced submarine in a rough sea would have been negligible, with catastrophic consequences for the British merchant fleet in the first years of the war.” (Telegraph). One of the original Bawdsey Boffins. Memoir Boffin: A Personal Story of the Early Days of Radar, Radio Astronomy and Quantum Optics.
30 August 2020

GUERITZ, Edward Finlay (#212)

Rear Admiral Edward GUERITZ CB OBE DSC* 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.
30 August 2020

GRAYSTON, Raymond E (#133)

Flying Officer Ray Grayston was one of the last survivors of the Dambusters' raid and was flight engineer of the Lancaster that breached the Eder Dam.
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