42 results found for: Africa

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LISKUTIN, Miroslav A (#130)

…escaped through Poland, from where he travelled to France. There, he spent some time with the French Foreign Legion, serving in both North Africa and France itself. Again, he had to flee the Nazis, when they invaded France. He escaped to England in a Polish coal ship with 500 others,…

DUDGEON, AG (#187)

…contribution to the Middle East war; but his proposal was rejected on the ground that the flying school was a non-operational unit. He always considered himself fortunate, and called the first instalment of his RAF memoirs The Luck of the Devil (1985). This was followed by Wings Over North Africa

BARKER, John Lindsay (#307)

…mission; but Air Marshal Tedder’s swift intervention, endorsing Barker’s decision, defused an unpleasant incident. For his services in North Africa, Barker was mentioned in dispatches. Returning from the Far East in February 1946, Barker embarked on a series of appointments that kept him overseas for most of the next 17…

KENNEALLY, John Patrick (#275)

…masculine, even more than brotherly love, and is called comradeship.” Patrick Kenneally receives his VC from General Alexander The regiment landed at Bone, North Africa, in March 1943 and almost immediately proceeded to the front at Medjez el Bab. Later they fought at Anzio, where Kenneally was again wounded. Subsequently…

HOLDER, Paul (#191)

…free Holder. The two men ran for their lives; they had made some 100 yards when the Audax blew up. Paul Davie Holder was born on September 2 1911 at Port Elizabeth, South Africa, where his father was the chief electrical engineer and managing director of the tramway company. When…

GIBBS, R Patrick M (#84)

…escorts made a fruitless attempt to tow her to Benghazi. This first attack was only a prelude to the action ahead for Gibbs and his navigator, John Cresswell, and demonstrated his single-minded and determined approach to attacking the Axis convoys re-supplying Rommel’s armies in North Africa. Ten days later Gibbs…

Battle of Britain

…83 Gp, C-in-C 2nd TAF, Bomber Cd & Cdr AFCE #6 Wendy BRYAN Mrs Wendy BRYAN+ (née HULL) Wife of COMMANDO Captain Gerald BRYAN CMG CVO OBE MC (BATTLE of LITANI RIVER). In memory of her two RHODESIA & SOUTH AFRICA brothers killed, Robin (ARMY) & Squadron Leader Caesar HULL…

SCARMAN, Leslie (#241)

…spent the first two years of the war behind a desk at Abingdon, the remainder as a staff officer in North Africa, Sicily, Italy and Northern Europe, working closely with the Mediterranean Air Commander-in-Chief, Sir Arthur (later Lord) Tedder; Scarman was in the room when General Jodl surrendered to General…

CURTIS, Lawrence (#260)

…struggled to prevent the heavy aircraft hitting the sea. With no hope of returning to England, the crew headed for north Africa. After Curtis had sent an SOS, raising an advanced fighter airfield on Corsica, Martin altered course. Curtis remained in wireless contact, but when he requested that a doctor…

GOUGH, Herbert G (#229)

…NAVAL FORTS off PORTSMOUTH, as part of defences against enemy E-Boats or Destroyers, also 45 FORTRESS Coy at Southampton; embarked on AQUITANIA, he went to PORT SAID, Kantara and first active service was in PALESTINE, then TUNISIA, the BATTLE of CRETE, NORTH AFRICA, EIGHTH ARMY’s MARETH LINE & the BATTLES…

WALTER, AE Mervyn (#232)

…trips via the trans Africa and South America route to the American Capital. After MULBERRY and his work with the PORT CONSTRUCTION and REPAIR GROUPS-in FRANCE, BELGIUM and GERMANY, at the war’s end, he became British Member for the Central Rhine Commission, interestingly dating right back to the 1815 Treaty…

British Army and Commonwealth & Allied Armies

…John A.L. HAMILTON MA for 81st WEST AFRICAN DIV & i/c GAMBIA & GOLD COAST Reg’ts, also NIGERIA, tonSIERRA LEONE ‘Forgotten Formations’ KALADAN 2nd CHINDlT Op. THURSDAY BURMA. Author War Bush: 81 (West African) Division in Burma 1943-1945. He feels the African contribution to the war is not sufficiently appreciated…

LAFONT, Henri Lucien (#160)

…Doyen, surviving in the late 1990s, regular pre-war French fighting fighter pilot, who fought in the Battle of France, later escaping to Gibraltar. Arrived in Liverpool on 13Jul40 before fighting with the Free French and Royal Air Force, initially on Spitfires. Operational flying until July 1943 in North Africa, UK…

Naval & Naval Air

…VC, XE-3 MIDGET SUB attack JAP Cruiser TAKAO #218 Alexander B FRASER-HARRIS Commodore Alexander B FRASER-HARRIS DSC* CD** US LofM RN & RCN NOVA SCOTIA. 803, 759, 801 & 807 SQNs, HMS Glorious’ SKUAS Bombing of Königsberg, BERGEN, FURIOUS, N.AFRICA ,CDR OP TRG in South Africa #206 Philip D GICK…

Royal Air Force and Commonwealth & Allied Airforces

…& 604 Sqns, OC London UAS, Battle of BRITAIN OC 249 Sqn, 1st Typhoon Wing, N Africa 73 OTU, OC 341 DAKOTA Wing, 1967-71 Chief of Air Staff #133 Raymond E GRAYSTON Flight Sergeant Raymond E GRAYSTON DAMBUSTER. Later POW, Dunsfold Hawker/BAe inspector, FLIGHT ENGINEER in RAAF Fg Off Leslie…

Civilians and War Production

…ARMY campaign, BATTLE for CAEN, etc. BBC BROADCASTING WAR REPORTING, DIEPPE RAID, N.AFRICA ,SICILY, ITALY to SALERNO, NORMANDY to US/SOVIET ELBE meeting & BERLIN #153 Douglas R GODFREY Mr Douglas R GODFREY (father Metro Vickers engineer & mother a WWI NURSE & WW2 WVS), for A.V.ROE WOODFORD’s 1st 30, ROY…

War Widows & Family Losses

…Mrs Wendy BRYAN+ (née HULL) Wife of COMMANDO Captain Gerald BRYAN CMG CVO OBE MC (BATTLE of LITANI RIVER). In memory of her two RHODESIA & SOUTH AFRICA brothers killed, Robin (ARMY) & Squadron Leader Caesar HULL DFC BATTLE OF BRITAIN, OC: 43(F) HURRICANE Squadron & 263 GLADIATOR Squadron NORWAY…

Alan Pollock

…and S/L CB Hull DFC (South African).” Just three hours after this photograph – which we’ve had colourised – of eight Hurricane pilots from 43 Squadron ‘relaxing’ outside the Officer’s Mess at RAF Tangmere, was taken, on 7 September 1940 (seven days before the 15th, which was to become known…

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