142 results found for: Arnhem (Battle of)

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PETRIE, Frederick J (#263)

…signs for the splendid fighting service of 43rd WESSEX DIVISION, mainly TERRITORIAL ARMY,with its Wyvern symbol flying on Wessex battle standards going back to well before the Battle of Hastings, which under Manor General G Ivor THOMAS (a WW1 Artillery officer) and Brig EASAMEr played asignificant role within 2nd ARMY…

ROBINSON, Albert (#261)

…wartime battle scarred career of the CRUISER. HMS PENELOPE, affectionately described as “Pepperpot”. He joined on 26 Aug 1939 after Boy Seaman Training at GANGES, transferred to KIMBERLEY at the 2nd Battle of NARVIK & (brought back USS Sigourney (16 Dec 1917) as Newport Class ship (named after shared UK…

DAVID, W Dennis (#18)

Obituary courtesy of and published by the Telegraph. David (left) as best man to his 152 Squadron colleague P/O DH Fox-Male. Battle of Britain fighter pilot who won a DFC and Bar in the space of five days GROUP CAPTAIN DENNIS “HURRICANE” DAVID, who has died aged 82, was awarded…

HALLOWES, HJL (#14)

…as an Aircraft Apprentice at Halton and passed out in December 1931 as a Metal Rigger. He applied for pilot training in 1934 and was selected. With training completed, he joined 43 Squadron at Tangmere in August 1936 as a Sergeant-Pilot. Rare original colour photograph. (Battle of Britain: Portraits of…

CAREY, Frank R (#27)

Battle of Britain. Battle of Britain by Paul Nash (1941) The son of a builder, Frank Reginald Carey was born on May 7 1912 at Brixton, South London, where he led a gang in mock battles in the streets before being sent to Belvedere School, Haywards Heath. Once, after several…

SHEEN, Desmond FB (#88)

Group Captain Desmond Sheen 03 July 2001 Obituary courtesy of the Daily Telegraph GROUP CAPTAIN DESMOND SHEEN, who has died aged 83, was shot down twice during the Battle of Britain, in the course of which he accounted for three enemy aircraft destroyed, one shared, two probably destroyed and two…

ISON, Paul E (#291)

…iconic taken in WW2. At the time Paul was 28 and was married with four children when he joined the Marine Corps.. Paul Ison was with the 1st MARINE DIVISION during the battle and was wearing a BAR cartridge belt but is carrying an M-1. He also has an M-1910…

Battle of Britain

…Kenley, he engaged 3 Dorniers from the ground in “one of the most unusual exploits of air defence in the Battle of Britain”, bringing down one and damaging two. ~ As LAC [Leading Aircraftsman] MM 18Aug40 PARACHUTE & CABLE [RAF KENLEY] BATTLE OF BRITAIN Dornier kill; in SUEZ, v. mining…

HEARN, Avis J (#75)

…and then the noise of the explosions was terrific,’ said Avis Edward Fennessy in a screenshot from ‘WW2 Radar Technology – Documentary Battle Stations’. For more on the role of radar in the Battle of Britain, see Group Captain Sir Edward ‘Ned’ FENNESSY CBE BSc FIEE FRIN, Signatory #55  …

LOTT, C George (#11)

…of the Battle of Britain was designated as the 11th July 1940 Lott unjustly was denied the BOB campaign clasp. Many of the ‘Few’ themselves believed the Battle actually commenced on July 1st, 1940. Under Lott’s command several pilots became aces: Peter Townsend [Signatory #12], Frank Carey [Signatory #27], Jim…

FENNESSY, Edward (#54)

…– and the planning of a network of early-warning coastal “Chain Home” stations which were to play a crucial role in the Battle of Britain. On September 29 1938, when war was thought to be imminent, Fennessy had driven through the night from Bawdsey to HQ Fighter Command at Bentley…

HERFORD, Martin EM (#246)

…The historian, Martin Middlebrook (“ARNHEM 1944”) gives a total of 11,920 men as taking part “in the airborne operation to ARNHEM in the lst BRITISH AIRBORNE Division, the POLISH INDEPENDENT Brigade Group and various attached elements”. Deriving one Table from two of his, the casualties were as follows, showing how…

CROSLEY, R Michael (#234)

…(Obituary courtesy of The Daily Telegraph) Books: Flt. Lt. Alan Pollock’s notes: “234: Commander R Michael CROSLEY DSC* RNVR & RN for SEAFIRES and the FLEET AIR ARM: served, after being in London’s METROPOLITAN POLICE – including the BLITZ – he saw the BATTLE of BRITAIN DAY Battle of Sunday…

BIRD-WILSON, Harold A C ‘Birdie’ (#32)

“Flames came into the cockpit, the hood perspex was all gone. I pulled the hood back and leaped out.” Harold ‘Birdie’ Bird-Wilson ‘AIR VICE-MARSHAL “BIRDIE” BIRD-WILSON overcame terrible burns from an air crash to take part with great distinction in the Battle of Britain; after shooting down six enemy aircraft…

MAX, Roy (#289)

…No 103 Squadron, equipped with the Fairey Battle, deployed to France. Max flew patrols throughout the Phoney War, but when the German assault began on May 10 1940 the 10 Battle squadrons in France were immediately in action. Plane: A Fairey Battle, pre-war aircraft used during the ‘Phoney War’. (Credit:…

CLEERE, Patrick (#236)

…TANK BATTLES in such different terrains, often when not in ideal tanks, nor understood the strains, losses and shell shock of battle so well, and advancing into ITALIAN, GERMAN, JAPANESE (here fighting retreat from, too) and other INFANTRY; just four days after ITALY’s declaration of war on Britain, the 7th…

ROBERTS, David (#207)

Destroyed an enemy aircraft from the ground during one of the hardest days of the Battle of Britain Attack on Kenley by Barry Weekley (With thanks to and copyright of Barry Weekley, whose website is here) “During an air raid on RAF Kenley 18 Aug 1940, Aircraftman 2nd Class Roberts…

GRANDY, John (#2)

“Marshal of the RAF Sir John Grandy, who died on Friday aged 90, was the only Chief of the Air Staff to have commanded a fighter squadron throughout the Battle of Britain. But as Chief, he was fated to preside over some of the most difficult transitions of the post-war…

TOWNSEND, Peter W (#12)

…for his own safety.” Townsend serving throughout the Battle of Britain as commanding officer of No. 85 Squadron of Hawker Hurricanes. In July he ditched his aircraft in the sea after forcing down a Dornier at Arras. His exploits continued until he was shot down over Tonbridge and although wounded…

DUDGEON, AG (#187)

…Morocco she was able to take an official flight to England, where their son was born a few days after her arrival. Dudgeon then joined the recently formed Transport Command, with which he played a key role in the planning and execution of the D-Day and Arnhem airborne operations. The…

GIBSON, John AA (#197)

“One of the RAF’s highest scoring aces, who twice baled out of a blazing aircraft during the Battle of Britain” “SQUADRON Leader Johnny Gibson, who has died aged 83, twice baled out of a blazing Hurricane fighter during the Battle of Britain and survived to become one of the RAF’s…

BROADHURST, Harry (#22)

…24th January 1940 and went to HQ 11 Group. In February he took command of 60 Wing in France. On 20th May 1940 he destroyed a Me110 near Arras. After the Wing’s withdrawal to England in June, Broadhurst became Station Commander at Wittering. “First in all things” During the Battle

WINSKILL, AL (#208)

…with 72 and 603 Sqdns, No 11 Group, Fighter Command, RAF in GB, 10/1940-12/1940 including Battle of Britain; served with 41 Sqdn, No 11 Group, Fighter Command, RAF in GB, 1/1941-8/1941; evaded capture in France and escaped to GB, 8/1941-12/1941; commanded 165 Sqdn, No 11 Group, Fighter Command, RAF in…

Background

…first Squadron, and Battle of Britain Day was born. We are also releasing the first of a series of small service-focussed Editions, a special “Battle of Britain 80 Edition” of 12 originals, to honour, commemorate, and pay tribute on the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain Memorial Day, 15th…

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