144 results found for: ‘Shetland Bus’ Service

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CROSLEY, R Michael (#234)

…of aircraft, which he flew to their limits, and was awarded the Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Services in the Air. In 1954-55 he was commanding officer of 813 Squadron, flying the Wyvern from the new Eagle. Wyvern S4 Silhouette In 1958 Crosley was promoted commander and returned to test flying…

SISMORE, Edward ‘Ted’ Barnes ‘Daisy’ (#79)

…Sismore was awarded the Distinguished Service Order and Reynolds a Bar for his earlier DSO. The recommendation read: “On 27th May, 1943, this Officer was Navigator of the leading aircraft of a formation of 14 detailed to attack targets at Jena, Germany, in daylight. The total distance was 1,100 miles,…

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…

CHESHIRE, Geoffrey Leonard (#31)

…deliver his bomb load on target, and return to base. Appropriately the plane’s codename was ‘N for Nuts’. He was transferred to 35 Squadron in January 1941 where by August, in a busy few months, he was promoted to Squadron Leader, won the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC), was promoted again…

MEADE, Patrick J (#104)

Representing UK’s vital METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE (1935-73) and its wide, everyday service and application, in peace or war in many theatres, for both RAF and CIVIL AVIATION…

LOCKWOOD, Geoffrey (#194)

…ROYAL AIR FORCE’s MARINE CRAFT and AIR SEA RESCUE SERVICE which saved many Allied lives during its wartime service including D-Day, the morale effect of SAVING DITCHED AIRCREW returning from raids was considerable; to quote two of Geoffrey’s many sea rescues:- he saved Co-Pilot, 2nd Lt T H DAVIS &…

BRITTON, Arthur W (#305)

…the ANTI-AIRCRAFT ARTILLERY and the MIDDLESEX Regiment, TERRITORIALS, the 8th PUNJAB REGIMENT, the CHIN HILLS and GURKHA Battalions and, through his wife and her wartime service, that of the Red Cross VOLUNTARY AID DETACHMENT nursing services. Arthur’s service before his teaching years afterwards demonstrates the width of his experience and…

PENN, Mildred (#221)

…for her WW2 service with the ROYAL SIGNALS, ATS, & all, the many teams, mainly of WOMEN, In the WAR OFFICE “Y” GROUP on SIGNALS INTERCEPTION work. She remembers well their Chief calling only a few of them together one day to congratulate them & saying that one of their…

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…

DUMON, Andrée Antoine (#158)

…normal life, busily preparing breakfast and hot coffee as if this were any other morning. “I found her preoccupation with domestic things soothing.” He was soothed in a different way when Adrian returned with his cousin, a beautiful girl in her early 20s with blonde hair and vivid blue eyes….

ELKINGTON, JFD (#16)

…in Cyprus, commanding the RAF Radio Apprentice Wing at Locking outside Weston-super-Mare, and two years in the MoD running air-sea rescue policy. He retired to his home in Little Rissington in late 1975. There he established a picture framing business, finally retiring from that in 2005. He coaxed into life…

TUCK, RR Stanford (#9)

…Luftwaffe threw a party for him before he was sent to Stalag Luft III to sit out the rest of the war…or so his captors presumably thought. ALLIED PRISONERS OF WAR IN GERMANY, 1939-1945 (HU 1605) Squadron Leaders Robert Stanford Tuck and Roger Bushell (Big X) in Stalag Luft III,…

WEBB, Robert Walter (#252)

…DSM, born in Ramsgate 14 Feb 1919, volunteered in Jun 1939, then a cinema operator, and began his RN training in Nov 1939 (at HMS Royal Arthur, the Butlin’s Camp at Skegness – two to a chalet and six weeks of rifle drill and training). With his “hostilities only” service

ROBERTS, David (#207)

…Eoka campaign, playing a key role in the division of the island. He was Mentioned in Dispatches for his efforts. In 1966 as a Group Captain he was aide-de-camp to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II before taking command of the RAF Regiment depot in Catterick and retiring from service in…

SMITH, Irving S (#109)

…he applied for a short service commission in the Royal New Zealand Air Force and was accepted in January 1939. In July 1939, he was sent to England to complete his training. Smith was posted to 151 squadron flying Hurricane fighters in July 1940, and was soon involved in the…

MAX, Roy (#289)

…left for England and was awarded a short service commission in the RAF in August 1938. Returning from France, No 103 re-equipped with the Wellington bomber, and Max flew on the squadron’s first operation bombing the docks at Ostend in December 1940. He also attacked targets in the Ruhr. In…

COX, John W (#298)

…the war. from the Marianas Island of SAIPAN, shortly after arriving in November 1944. The book covers a period from April 1944 to July 1945. John Cox left the service in 1945 as a Captain with over 1000 hours flying the B-29 including 450 hours in 33 combat missions against…

BRYAN, Wendy (#6)

…proved himself an outstanding administrator in the Colonial Service. In June 1941 Bryan was in command of a section of a troop of No 11 (Scottish) Commando in an attack on a large force of Vichy French. The French were guarding the Litani River, which was a formidable obstacle in…

BROADHURST, Harry (#22)

…North West Frontier) during his service in the Royal Air Force. Lawrence was employed as a clerk in the wireless station at Miranshah. He is seen nursing his wrist which he had broken at RAF Cranwell in 1926. Lawrence wrote that the wrist “hurt for so long that nursing it…

BEAMONT, Roland Prosper ‘Bee’ (#8)

…of No. 150 Wing, leaning against a Hawker Tempest Mark V of No. 3 Squadron RAF at Newchurch Advanced Landing Ground, Kent. © IWM HU 92120 ‘Wing Commander Roland ‘Bee’ BEAMONT’s dazzling wartime service as a fighter pilot and wing leader was followed by a long and sustained peacetime career…

FRASER-HARRIS, Alexander B (#218)

…command the Tribal class destroyer Nootka. The Americans made him a legionnaire of the Legion of Merit with combat distinction “for exceptionally meritorious service in the performance of outstanding services, expert seamanship, sound judgment and devotion to the highest traditions of the naval service”, while the British mentioned him in…

GRANDY, John (#2)

…8 1913 and educated at University College School, London. He joined the RAF on a short service commission and flew Bulldogs, Harts and Demons with fighter squadrons. In 1936 he completed a flying instructor’s course at the Central Flying School, the prelude to four years of instructor duties. After being…

LOTT, C George (#11)

SERVICE ORDER. LOTT, Squadron Leader C.G., D.F.C. “Since June 1 this officer has led his squadron on operational patrols over Dunkirk, Amiens and Abbeville, and other parts of enemy occupied territory. In July, as leader of a section of Hurricanes, he pressed home an attack in adverse weather against six…

WINSKILL, AL (#208)

“His service record for this period simply reads ‘Evading’.” “Archie Winskill was a Grammar School boy, born in 1917 in Penrith and educated locally before joining the RAF volunteer reserve as a ‘weekend pilot’ in 1937. He began the war as a staff pilot at RAF Catfoss before being commissioned…

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