142 results found for: Arnhem (Battle of)

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ROEFLER, Irmina (#177)

…still in her teens, was an AK COURIER and represents all POLISH WOMEN, the triumphs and tragedies of POLAND, the POLISH HOME ARMY (ARMII KRAJOWEJ) and the AK’s RESISTANCE, specifically for her 80,000 comrades-in-arms during the heroic but doomed WARSAW UPRISING & the BATTLE OF WARSAW 1 Aug – 3…

DAVIES, Jeff (#213)

…SERVICING PARTIES in CHINDIT Operation THURSDAY 5Mar44: Jeff joined RAF at 19 & after 39 SQN (including MARYLAND flight and crash landing!) & 3232SCU was at 13MU, 3502 SU & 170TU WELLINGTONS; there were surprisingly low battle casualties for the RAF SERVICING COMMANDOS, fewer than two dozen being killed, perhaps…

SLY, Ted (#276)

…and later with Bobby Gibbes in the Desert Air Force, where he flew 22 sorties in KITTYHAWKS with No.450 RAAF SQUADRON before the battle of EL ALAMEIN. When the Spitfires arrived in Cairo, Ted joined No.92 (East India) Squadron and became a flying partner with Neville Duke operating together from…

MACKINTOSH, Robert (#203)

…for Burma, switched to MIDEAST threat) in 152 BRIGADE with some 2nd Bn CAMERONs (F.M.Auchinleck “Their name had become a legend”) & 5th & 2nd SEAFORTHS; fought at EL ALAMEIN with 2 PDR in ANTI-TANK SUPPORT & then 1,500 miles westwards, via the BATTLES of MARETH LINE, WADI AKARIT etc…

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…

COLE, Winefred (#288)

…Panama Canal area. Uruguay was neutral for most of World War II, although later joined the Allies. Neither side of the conflict acknowledged the exclusion zones established by the declaration, and, as covered elsewhere, in December, British warships and the German ship Admiral Graf Spee fought a battle not far…

CALVERT, J Michael (#152)

…officer in Colchester including discussion on intelligence; opinion of use of intelligence and Special Air Service; attitude of troops on arrival; preparation of troops for battle; method of army’s advance north, 1/1945; morale and casualties; details and use of armoured jeeps; memories of officers. REEL 2 Continues: situation in Netherlands…

ROWLANDS, John (#83)

…of the Second World War, RAF bomb disposal personnel had dealt with some 175,000 weapons of British, Allied and enemy origin in Britain and Europe. The BD squads were in the front line of a battle between the British and German scientists, and sometimes enormous risks had to be taken…

DAW, John (#195)

…times wounded and VC 1918; active WW2 inc.POW escape & Churchill’s Chiang Kai-shek adviser!) during the German invasion Sep39, serving then in the BATTLE of FRANCE, with the 9th LANCERS in NORTH AFRICA, the KRRC, 3 DIV and 1 DIV, up into AUSTRIA, on to valuable work in Northern IRELAND,…

DUNN, Patrick Hunter (#15)

…involved in two dogfights near Bir Zigdin el-Hamra and Sidi el Barrani. In the first, the RAF claimed three SM 79s destroyed and two damaged, with Dunn having a share in one. The second was a huge aerial battle, involving at least 19 Italian aircraft and two squadrons of Hurricanes,…

BARKER, John Lindsay (#307)

…Barker replied: “I am not in the habit of carrying one in my personal kit when on operations.” For his services in the Far East, he was appointed CBE. The son of a doctor who had served at the Battle of Jutland, John Lindsay Barker was born at Hull on…

ERCOLANI, Lucian (#215)

…1943 Ercolani went to the newly-formed No 355 Squadron. He flew many sorties deep into enemy territory, some involving a round trip of 2,000 miles, to destroy the supply networks used to reinforce and support the Burma battlefield. An important and frequent target was the Siam-Burma railway built by Allied…

BURBRIDGE, Bransome A (#103)

…initially registered as a conscientious objector, but he later felt an increasing unease about his position and in September 1940 he joined the RAF. By October 1941 he had completed his training as a night fighter pilot and joined No 85 Squadron, commanded by the Battle of Britain ace, Peter…

BURN, Michael C (#86)

…biggest German battleship, Tirpitz – was characterised by Burn’s commanding officer as “the sauciest job since Drake”. St Nazaire: HMS Campbelltown resting on the wall it would soon destroy The mission – to deny its use to the biggest German battleship, Tirpitz – was characterised by Burn’s commanding officer as…

LEIGHTON-PORTER, Arthur (#151)

…[No. 150] Chrystabel ‘Jane’ Leighton-Porter. Repesenting RAF Rocket-firing Typhoons, so important in NW Europe’s Liberation against enemy armour. The husband of ‘Jane’ (c.f. 150), whose marital links – both were brought up in Southampton (above whose docks the ‘Battle of Britain VC’ at the heart of the print was won)…

MACLENNAN, Ian R (#128)

“Ian Maclennan is one of those men who make Canada tick” Photo by Chris Sant Fournier (Times of Malta) “Flight Lieutenant Ian MacLennan…was one of the last surviving fighter “aces” who engaged in fierce air battles during the Siege of Malta to secure the island’s survival. Malta George Cross by…

Naval & Naval Air

…Norman LOATS USN 6 Battle Stars US NAVY survivor, for VC-10 Sqn at PELELIU in USS GAMBIER BAY CARRIER after Battles 1st PHILIPPINE SEA to Marianas, GUAM, of its sinking & LEYTE GULF protected US invasion [cf. Edwin P. Hoyt’s “The Men of Gambier Bay”] #141 Hugh Stirling MACKENZIE Vice-Admiral…

Civilians and War Production

…test pilot & BATTLE OF BRITAIN OC 213Sqn, Harold Blyth‘s widow. NAVAL INTELLIGENCE BLETCHLEY PARK & SIS #136 Nancy BUDGETT Nancy BUDGETT WOMEN’S WAR WORK; AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS WARDENS, CIVIL DEFENCE & Eric CLAXTON MBE’s RESCUE & CASUALTIES UNION training ST JOHN’s & RED CROSSProfessor Sir F Harry HINSLEY KBE…

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To mark the 80th Anniversary of Battle of Britain D ay, an inaugural ‘Battle of Britain 80 Edition of twelve historic Battle of Britain VC signed originals are being released for the first time, with all profits going to the three service benevolent charities:…

Resistance

…Sir John Hackett (q.v.) ARNHEM escape. DUTCH RESISTANCE with their high losses, some by betrayal & sent to CONCENTRATION CAMPS. #249 COASTWATCHER “COASTWATCHER” A Coastwatcher signs anonymously in memory of gallant left behind COASTWATCHERS, HELPERS radio INTELLIGENCE to US PACIFIC FORCES & (posthumous VC) Sefanala SUKANAIVALU VC & BOUGAINVILLE. #161…

WW1 Signatories

…#250 Phillip BRISTOW Pilot (Seaplane) Lieutenant Conrad Phillip BRISTOW Joined RNAS in 1917 & left in 1919 as a Flight Lieutenant RAF. Flew SHORT 184 seaplanes over (936 made, in Battle of Jutland 1, one 1st torpedo sinking) 2 years: 230lb bomb (+ 2 pigeons), ANTI-SUBMARINE RECCE 406, 442 Flts…

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Web Development Ash Whitney Graphic Design Chris Heaton Assembly John Pollock | Michael J Hawkins | Claude Grunspan | David Wade | Charles CV Hyde | Frank Lennox-Millard Major Sources The Imperial War Museums British Pathe Wikipedia The Battle of Britain London Monument A Note on Other Sources & Credits:…

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