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SLY, Ted (#276)

…fighter operations of the ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE in particular in North Africa and also New Guinea, who initially joined the 7th Light Horse quickly joined the RAAF. After training in Rhodesia he joined No.452 RAAF Squadron in England and was fortunate to serve with ‘Bluey’ Truscott in the UK…

BUTLER, Ian B (#60)

…will emerge in due 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. On 221, 38 & 252 Sqns, 247 Wg & 790TU. Representing BLENHEIM, WELLINGTON, BEAUFIGHTER ANTI-SHIPPING search/strike OPERATIONS in MEDITERRANEAN…

BAGLEY, David C (#280)

…Reserve US Naval operations in the Pacific, in particular for the key raids on RABAUL which had become the biggest Japanese base in New Guinea. The Australians tried to restrict its development because of its closeness to the important Imperial Japanes Navy base taken and developed at Truk, where the…

OKOLOW-ZUBKOWSKI, Konstanty (#178)

…the other German-occupied countries combined – the intense patriotism and sacrifice of the POLISH PEOPLE received shallow change in the harsh post war settlement, offset somewhat by some of the deep admiration of many British, Commonwealth and Allied commanders and servicemen for their staunch Allies, in their new post-war host…

HANBURY BROWN, Robert (#196)

…of detection of a surfaced submarine in a rough sea would have been negligible, with catastrophic consequences for the British merchant fleet in the first years of the war. In 1942 Hanbury Brown was seconded to the US Naval Research Laboratory in Washington as assistant head of the Combined Research…

HEARN, Avis J (#75)

…to see the display directly. Although it cannot be seen in this photo, the shaft from the goniometer runs out the bottom of the display cabinet and into the receiver chassis, and can be seen to be at a slightly different angle than the display itself. The later systems combined

HALLOWES, HJL (#14)

…and Ben Clifton of 4 Commando, Ex York & Lancaster Regiment. (Source: Combined Ops) Hallowes was given command of 222 Squadron at North Weald in June 1942. In August he took command of 165 Squadron and led it in the Dieppe operation on the 19th, destroying a Do217 and damaging…

CALDER, Benjamin J (#176)

…Registration, and the other 494 Port Bn. This showed and later Sgt Calder saw how just each essential element combined to form this massive logistic jigsaw ahead of D-DAY. His Bn’s four Companies assembled in Mumbles Park, with the smell of their anti-gas impregnation everywhere around them, to embark at…

BROADHURST, Harry (#22)

…of the Order of Orange Nassau, and the Legion of Merit (US). Broadhurst’s portrait was painted by Captain Cuthbert Orde in 1941. He worked in the civil aviation industry until retiring in 1976. (Source: The Battle of Britain Monument in London)   Royal Air Force Operations in the Middle East…

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

…to the Middle East operations staff. The next year, Air Chief Marshal Sir John Baker, Middle East Air Force Commander-in-Chief, appointed him as his personal staff officer. Further Central Flying Establishment posts followed from 1952 to 1954, when he joined the British Joint Services Mission in Washington. He was at…

RICHARDSON, A (#223)

…own loaned 2nd Pilot) then 277 and 279 SQUADRONS & OTU ALNESS; in particular records the CONTRIBUTION of crews’ long arduous 12 hour COASTAL COMMAND PATROLS, with no autopilots & non-existent navigation aids, frequently as a deterrent presence with intangible results, and for the OPERATIONS of wartime SUNDERLAND FLYING BOATS….

de CLARENS, Vicomtesse (#161)

…indispensable to vital operations beyond the reach of science and that there can be no substitute for human courage “in the defense of freedom.”” (R. James Woolsey, Director, CIA, in a speech honouring ‘Amniarix’) New York Times obituary After five decades, a spy tells her tale by David Ignatius, Washington…

LAMA, Ganju (#146)

…his life. After training the 7th Gurkhas were posted to Imphal in Burma in 1943 where they took part in operations against the Japanese. Soldiers at the Battle of Imphal Ganju won his first major decoration, the Military Medal, after his unit surprised a Japanese formation on the Tiddim road…

SWETT, James Elms (#302)

…by some indigenous tribal members in a canoe. They took him in their ten-man canoe to an Australian coast watcher’s location, a journey of several hours. Late in the war, he supported operations at Iwo Jima and Okinawa. After the war, he stayed on in the military, but was not…

ANNAND, Richard W (#44)

…of finding First World War letter written by German officer; commanding detachment digging underground Corps headquarters at Douai; leave in GB, 3/1940. Recollections of operations as officer with D Coy, 2nd Bn Durham Light Infantry, 6th Infantry Bde, 2nd Infantry Div in France and Belgium, 5/1940: patrol on eve of…

DUMON, Andrée Antoine (#158)

…knew every inch of the mountains, and was as much at home there as the sheep. Yet, surprisingly, he yielded control of operations completely to little Dedee, the girl from Brussels. She was the boss. Florentino led the way but she made the decisions. They set off and soon were…

ELDER, Robert M (#299)

…various capacities as Chief Test Pilot, Director of Flight Operations, and Head of Flight Test and Evaluation, heavily involved in concept development of the F/A- 18 Hornet. A founder of the Tailhook Association, he received its Lifetime Achievement Award in 1964 and, during his lengthy and varied flying career, Bob…

HOLDER, Paul (#191)

…Libya, No 351, a Hurricane squadron composed of Yugoslav air and groundcrew loyal to Marshal Tito. Once the squadron was declared ready for operations, Holder returned to Britain to join the directing staff at the RAF Staff College. From February 1945, Holder took charge of a Transport Command Station at…

GREENFIELD, Edith (#283)

…any set of sustained military operations, including British losses of over 420,000 killed in this largely fruitless attempt to advance less than five miles to support our French Allies. Harry, oldest of the three brothers, and decorated with the Military Medal, was killed on the very first day and his…

NEILSON, Ian G (#211)

…the citation recognising that “most of the initial reconnaissance and preparation had fallen on his willing shoulders and as the success of subsequent operations showed, had been well carried out”. Ian Godfrey Neilson was born in Glasgow on December 4 1918 and attended Glasgow Academy before studying Law and Forensic…

MAYBANK, John W (#242)

…NOWRA (near JERVIS BAY, New South Wales) flying on to HMS ILLUSTRIOUS on 9Feb45 to prepare for the intensive strikes of 26Mar-l5Apr45 at SAKISHIMA Gunto, including two days of strafing ISHIGAKI, then FORMOSA, in TASK FORCE 57. The Command chain went up through Rear-Adm Sir Philip VIAN i/c Carrier Operations

STEVENS, Steve (#193)

…flying INSTRUCTOR in South Africa flew BEAUFIGHTERS in 19 SQUADRON SAA under Lt Col DON TILLEY in the ANTI-SHIPPING and STRIKE roles from ITALY and over ADRIATIC, as part of the BALKAN AIR FORCE. Post-war he flew in the BERLIN AIRLIFT, here signing for the wider operations of the SOUTH…

CUNNINGHAM, John (#50)

…returned to operations early in 1943, when he received command of No 85, a Mosquito night fighter squadron. After adding several more kills to his score – including four fast FW 190 fighter bombers – Cunningham joined Fighter Command’s No 11 Group headquarters as a group captain aged 26, still…

HEGLUND, Svein (#166)

…Montreal and 45 Atlantic Transport Group for six months, delivering three Mosquitos, two Bostons and a Mitchell to UK via Labrador, Greenland and Iceland. With help from Signatory 50, John “Cat’s Eyes” Cunningham, Svein was able to join No.85 Sqn’s long range Mosquito Night Fighter on deep Bomber Escort operations

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