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BLYTH, Margaret (#64)

…war with Germany began to seem likely, the British Government increased their preparations for the coming conflagration. The Chief of MI6, Admiral Hugh Sinclair, ordered GC&CS to expand its staff numbers. Those to be recruited were to be professorial types, drawn from Oxford and Cambridge universities. However, as the cryptanalytic…

DAUNCEY, Michael DK (#110)

…Forces and, in January 1944, he was seconded to “G” Squadron GPR. Mike Dauncey at RAF Fairford, during the Summer of 1944 After the war, he was posted to Athens as Military Assistant to the C-in-C Land Forces, Greece, and then joined a Parachute Regiment battalion in Germany. He commanded…

MAX, Roy (#289)

…RAF Flying College he commanded the bomber squadron at the Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment at Boscombe Down, where the new jet bombers for the RAF were being tested. He later commanded a night fighter squadron in Germany before returning to the Air Ministry, where he looked after the careers…

CAREY, Frank R (#27)

…wing commander to lead No 135 Wing, 2nd Tactical Air Force in Germany, where he flew Tempests. Converting to jets, he moved to Gutersloh as wing commander, flying. A succession of staff appointments followed until 1958 when he resumed as a group captain and was appointed air adviser to the…

WILMOT, Allan C (#224)

…Southlanders”. They toured the UK’s variety circuit as well as travelling to Italy, Germany, France and Belgium. Their speciality was rhythm and blues, and they worked alongside the popular artists of the day – Shirley Bassey, David Frost, Joe Loss, Frankie Vaughn, Cliff Richard and Tommy Steele to name but…

JOYCE, Austin P (#190)

…awarded the B.E.M. for his valuable services in Japan – in support of the operations in Korea – in the period September 1950 to June 1952, he served in Germany in the following year, with command of the ‘Old Guard’ to Rudolf Hess at Spandau Prison. Active service resumed with…

AKHMETOV, Adil (#296)

…WW2 and approximately two million Kazakhs had been lost during Stalin’s collectivization and purges already even before Germany invaded. Adil speaks virtually a dozen languages, many related to Kazakh and thus feels close to many other of the ex-Soviet states. Because only one of his five relatives who went to…

BETHGE, Dietrich (#290)

…the renowned German theologian Dietrich BONHOEFFER, was chosen to represent the opposition and GERMAN RESISTANCE MOVEMENTS against Nazism, which too often would be forgotten during and after the war. Post-war many Christians have been engaged in the process of re-examining the role of the Church in Germany during the Nazi…

CURRAN, Samuel (#182)

…the Royal Aircraft Establishment at Farnborough. Scarcely had they arrived there when war was declared against Germany. Soon they moved to Exeter and were heavily involved in war research, particularly on the development of the proximity fuse and on long-range centimetre radar. British Cavity magnetron 5KW radar valve type E1189,…

ELLISON, Lorna (#174)

…Soldiers Jan and Jozef fled to Britain after Germany invaded their homeland in 1939. The following year the Czech government, in exile in London, and Britain’s Special Operations Executive devised a plan to kill “Blond Beast” Heydrich who was bringing terror to the Czech capital. They began training a team…

TWISS, L Peter (#309)

…squadron converted on Supermarine SEAFIRES. His bar to his DSC was for his work on OPERATION TORCH, the landings in Tunisia and Algeria Peter Twiss was posted to the Naval Air Station at Ford, England to fly long-range intruder operations over Germany in Mosquito aircraft and destroyed at least three…

POULSSON, Jens-Anton (#164)

…in the other main nuclear application, energy, of which Germany was always short. As Hitler had barred any research programme that would not produce results within a year, the German budget for nuclear research was very modest. The SOE’s most dramatic coup was therefore based on a miscalculation and was…

MACLENNAN, Ian R (#128)

…as he lucidly recalls the war. “Even then, I recall it was merciless – destroying cities that were not a menace to Germany. Malta was just being bombed. What for? I can see they should have taken it, being an important strategic country. We all know that. But, instead, they…

SMITH, Irving S (#109)

…Headquarters, Malta and then in 1950 took command of 56 Squadron, operating Gloster Meteors. He later commanded RAF Church Fenton and, having been promoted to Group Captain in 1958, commanded RAF Jever in Germany. In 1961 he returned to staff duties at Signals Command.Irving Smith was appointed OBE in 1953…

ROWLANDS, John (#83)

…in Kent, to attend the Advanced Armament Course. At the end of the course he became superintendent of fuse design at their Armament Design Department. In the next two years he travelled to North Africa, Italy and Germany, working just behind the Allied forces’ front line, examining and reporting on…

NEILSON, Ian G (#211)

…teams in France, Belgium and Germany and directing pathologists and gravediggers. Neilson returned to Britain in autumn 1946 and completed his examinations at Glasgow University, which qualified him to practice as a solicitor, when he enrolled as a member of the Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow. He joined the…

TOUGH, John (#204)

…born Uncle John QSM in lst Bn wounded Mar16 & MSM, Uncle James Sgt 6th Bn KIA at FESTUBERT 4 Jun 1918 aged 21, Uncle Albert Pte shell-shocked, Uncle John WILSON served in Egypt KIA 1Decl7): front line in Aug44 for the BATTLES of HOLLAND, REICHSWALD, RHINE CROSSING & GERMANY….

ROSIER, Fred (#17)

…with the group in Germany until 1946 as part of the occupation forces. Alamein (screenshot from World War II in HD Colour) There followed the Staff College course and a year commanding the fighter station at Horsham St Faith before he was off to the United States to attend the…

CREW, Edward D (#114)

…commanded an operational training unit and introduced the Avro Canada CF100 all-weather fighter. After two years there he returned to command the all-weather development squadron at the Central Flying Establishment, with particular emphasis on trials of the Javelin. Later he commanded RAF Bruggen in Germany, before returning to the Far…

KILMARTIN, JI (#35)

…behind the Maginot Line, near to France’s frontier with Germany. Operations in France Operations in France In October 1939, the squadron moved to Vassincourt, where it became a part of the AASF, ready for operations over the front line. This force included ten squadrons of Fairey Battle light bombers, together…

WEST, Ferdinand (#28)

…England’s declaration of war with Germany. West travelled back to London, and enlisted as a Private, in the Royal Army Medical Corps (to his own dismay as he wanted immediate action in France). He then applied for transfer for several months before being accepted for a commission in the Royal…

KANAKAKIS, EJ Joannou (#209)

…great fighting DANE, former merchant seaman, later to be posthumous VC 8/9Apr45 at LAKE COMACCHIO N.E. Italy, Major Anders LASSEN VC MC** SBS & No.1 SAS (whose cousin fought for Germany!); these raids stretched the German resources, forcing them to reinforce outlying island garrisons; few, if any, SBS island raids…

JOICE, Mary (#190)

…Chief of Staff of the German Army was seen as a potential President of Germany) and Col Graf Claus von STAUFFENBERG (who had lost his left eye and right arm in battle and from 1 Jul 1944 was Chief of Staff to the Chief of the German Army Reserve) and…

TAIT, James B (#66)

…the RAF College Cranwell, graduating in 1936 as a pilot. He joined a bomber squadron but, due to an injury, did not fly his first operation with No 51 Squadron until April 1940 when he bombed Oslo Aerodrome in a Whitley. He attacked targets in Germany and flew on the…

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