144 results found for: ‘Shetland Bus’ Service

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EVANS, David (#106)

…which enjoyed three successful years competing against teams in Europe. After completing a course at the Central Flying School, he became an instructor, and in 1951 he returned as a squadron commander training future instructors. At the end of his tour he was awarded the Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service

ATKINS, George (#3)

…almost every British military operation since the First World War – and ‘the Fighting Cocks’, 43 (F) Squadron. Tommy had been an engineer in the pre-war motoring industry, and went on to service BATTLE OF BRITAIN HURRICANES, SPITFIRES in ITALY, & 1944/45 LANCASTERS. Among ‘The Long and the Short and…

REID, William I (#61)

…to a firm of animal feed manufacturers. Reid took a deep interest in ex-servicemen’s associations; he was a member of the GC and VC Association and honorary vice-president of the Aircrew Association. He was president of the ACA’s Tay branch and its Scottish Saltire branch, and president of the Royal…

BLAKESLEE, Donald J M (#294)

…Fighter Group. After he was grounded, Blakeslee returned to the United States to command an airfield in Florida. He remained in the USAAF and commanded a fighter wing. His later assignments included two tours in Germany and one in Korea, at HQ Tactical Air Command. He saw service in Vietnam…

DUDGEON, AG (#187)

…varied career, which spanned many aircraft types – after North West Frontier service pre-war and later in BLENHEIMS in the Desert War his book, “The War That Never Was”, records the rapid improvisation and fighting initiative which turned unarmed trainers into weapons of war, raising the SIEGE of No.4 FLYING…

LLOYD-OWEN, David (#273)

…Royal Regiment in 1938. He began his military service in Palestine during the Arab rebellion. When the Italians moved towards Mersah Matruh, his regiment was sent to Egypt and in December 1940 he took part in Wavell’s offensive, which reached Benghazi. In March 1941 he was posted to the Middle…

GOULD, Thomas W (#94)

…was thinking while busy with those bombs. “I was hoping the bloody things would not go off,” Gould replied. On January 13 1943, Gould was made an Honorary Freeman of Dover; and in March, after his Investiture at Buckingham Palace, he went home to St Albans, where he then lived,…

ANNAND, Richard W (#44)

…Hahn, where he instructed the cadet force in pre-service training. Annand married, in 1940, Shirley Osborne. They celebrated their Diamond Wedding Anniversary on November 9 2000. There were no children. In July 1943 Annand was appointed Instructor at the Highland Fieldcraft Centre at Glenfeshie in the Cairngorms. In November he…

Background

…legends. Of the seven ‘British Technical and Tactical Advisors’ on the 1969 film Battle of Britain, five are They Were There Signatories: Hamish Mahaddie #92, Robert Stanford Tuck #9, Ginger Lacey #7, Boleslaw Drobinski #19, and Claire Legge #185. Signatories from the other service branches, as well as civilians and…

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…

Naval & Naval Air

…later in 3 US SUBMARINE CHASERS Representing the epic NORWEGIAN SHETLAND BUS SERVICE and in memory of Leif A LARSEN DSO DSC,CGM DSM* (52 crossings) #255 Geoffrey CRAVEN Lieutenant Commander Geoffrey CRAVEN DSC RNVR “Sailor who played his part in a morale-boosting naval success by interrogating the enemy captain”: 1st…

Alan Pollock

…attending glider flying camp; Boy Scouts activities. Background to joining RAF, 9/1953: aptitude tests and medical at Hornchurch; attending selection board at Cranwell, 7/1953; question of National Service. Recollections of conditions of service, lifestyle and daily routines at RAF College, Cranwell, 9/1953-4/1956: train journey; reception; hut accommodation. REEL 3 cleaning…

GODFREY, Douglas R (#153)

Godfrey, born in Hazelgrove, the third son of a cockney Metro Vickers engineer and his mother, both a Derby WWI Nurse and WW2 Women’s Voluntary Service officer, was still busy in 1995 on Museum heritage at the same A.V.Roe/BAe Woodford site – 55 years after moving in as one of…

BROWN, Richard (#295)

…REPAIR and SALVAGE UNIT and on to NORMANDY on D+8 and staying with this busy and very mobile unit, sharing work with some Canadians in the team too, ranging widely and often well forward to repair and recover aircraft of all types, finishing up at LUBECK. He would witness early…

COOPER, JM (#220)

…DCM & 3 MiDs of SCOTS GUARDS 8 GUARDS COMMANDO, original L Detachmant SPECIAL AIR SERVICE (later 1 SAS, 21 SAS, 22 SAS & GREEN HOWARDS), as desert driver/navigator with Lt to Lt Col David STIRLING on first SMALL SCALE raids, parallel with Paddy MAYNE’S 15 minute destruction of 20…

BROWN, William (#156)

service and sacrifice of his own regiment, as well as Far East Prisoners of War (POWs) alongside other civilian victims of savage war, atrocities and repression, particularly in Asia beyond the Mukden Incident, Japanese Occupation of Manchuria, and First Battle of Shanghai Sep31-Mar32; also recalling all those who helped them…

CHOWDRI, Abdul Bashir (#228)

…in his GUNNERY & MINESWEEPING service the EAST INDIES FLEET ESCORT FORCE inc.37th MS FLOTILLA for CONVOYS & DEFENCE then BURMA OFFENSIVE. Operations in ARAKAN, the RAMREE ASSAULT 21Jan45, AKYAB, LETPAN & 2nd & 5th WEST AFRICAN Brigades, later RANGOON; 50 warships in EAST INDIES and PACIFIC FLEETS from ROYAL…

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…

DAW, John (#195)

…blue, green and dark blue of the ARMY’s RQYAL CORPS of SIGNALS, by 1945 165.000 strong (9% ATS); war service from POLAND (his group was met by Gen. Carton de Wiart VC DS0, Belgian born, twice wounded in the Boer War, eye lost WW1 East Africa in 1914, then 8…

WALL, IT Tommy (#258)

…in writing up our extraordinary signatories. Regimental Sergeant Major WO IT Tommy WALL of 2nd Battalion WEST YORKSHIRE Regiment, for its distinguished service in KEREN Eritrea against the Italians and then later in BURMA at the key Defence of the IMPHAL Box against repeated Japanese infiltration and attacks until relieved….

MANSER, Frank Stanley (#181)

…had wide active service beyond the DUKE of CORNWALL’s LIGHT INFANTRY & the WEST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT, then a “green lanyard” early PARA volunteer through No.2 COMMANDO, 11th SAS Bn, especially with H and S Troops in lst Bn PARACHUTE BRIGADE (with Colonel Alastair PEARSON, where there was much mutual respect)…

MANTLE, W Eric (#189)

…represents all CHAPLAINS of each service, with a fair number of mainly ARMY ones decorated for gallantry under fire. He served in ITALY with RAF, and later, after helping evacuate the DUTCH out of JAVA, played a special role in the 1945 (& the later Fiftieth Anniversary of) RECONCILIATION with…

PARKINSON, George (#199)

…fighting service of the ROYAL IRISH INNISKILLINGS, he was with the 6th, which saw their first Bn attack at TWO TREE HILL in TUNISIA 13 Jan 1943, within the IRISH BDE, BOU ARADA and then the INVASION of SICILY, here especially for his unit’s part in the BATTLE to take…

CHESHIRE, Margaret Susan (#98)

…course: please sign up to the Newsletter (bottom of the page) and we’ll let you know when we’ve done more justice in writing up our extraordinary signatories. Volunteer for Special Operations Executive, and widow of No. 31: Leonard CHESHIRE, q.v.. SOE’s (Gen. GUBBINS) ‘magnificent’ WOMEN’S TRANSPORT SERVICE of the FANY…

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