224 results found for: Army/Air Operations (Joint)

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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…

GREENFIELD, Edith (#283)

…then 1916 and the Battle of the Somme came to epitomise Britain’s losses, frustrations and disappointments in that war. Once the German Army had attacked Verdun in February with large numbers of French and German soldiers killed and wounded, Douglas Haig, Commander-in-Chief of the British Forces since December 1915, changed…

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…

de CLARENS, Vicomtesse (#161)

…and sent to three concentration camps. ‘I teased them, taunted then, looked at them wide-eyed, insisted that they must be mad when they spoke of the astounding new weapon that flew over vast distances, much faster than any airplane. I kept saying: ‘What you are telling me cannot be true!’…

KENNEALLY, John Patrick (#275)

…was posted to an anti-aircraft battery in Dollis Hill, north London, but this he found insufficiently exciting. Early in 1941 he fell in with some Irish labourers who persuaded him to desert and accompany them to Glasgow. They gave him an identity card bearing the name of John Patrick Kenneally,…

MITCHELL, Raymond (#155)

…of the Marines. His own 7 Section Q Troop 41 Royal Marines Commando, originally 8 RM Bn then RM ‘B’ CDO, and noting the important service, courage and sacrifice of all Commandos, both Royal Marine and Army, in their Special Service Brigades, not forgetting the Engineer, Lcocu Obstacle Clearance and…

GILLARD, George (#274)

…talks. In October 1941 he joined the BBC staff at Bristol, first as a talks assistant and then became a war correspondent with the Army’s Southern Command. He was the only BBC correspondent to cover the Dieppe Raid. When he went out to the Middle East as one of the…

PARKINSON, George (#199)

…the prominent position CENTURIPE (“Cherry Ripe”). Then among many proud “D-DAY DODGERS” (he recalled THREE INVASIONS himself, met and knew the writer of these famous verses) of the FIFTH (US) ARMY and the EIGHTH ARMY under Gen. Alexander, fighting hard up ITALY and on into AUSTRIA; George was in the…

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…

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…

HEGLUND, Svein (#166)

…overrun, he was on a cycling holiday in Italy, but with help from the Norwegian Consul in Bordeaux he boarded a ship for Portsmouth, being bombed en route. Before the RAF was welcoming overseas entrant aircrew, Svein sailed to the USA on the Lista, which was sabotaged and burned out…

HOGAN, Neville G (#264)

…SOUTH EAST ASIA COMMAND SEAC Newspaper, which was such an important foundation of the revitalisation of “The Forgotten Army, Navy and Air Force” and sustaining their self-confidence and morale moving from the defensive to the offensive – when the changing conveniences of post war politics found power swinging to the…

KINCADE, Paul B (#240)

…elder brother, RAY, was a US NAVY enlisted PILOT, test flying TRANSPORTS (mainly S-2 Fs) after repair or rebuilds & delivering personnel & VIPs to AUSTRALIA & across the PACIFIC; Paul joined the day after Pearl Harbor (7Dec41) & completed his SAN DIEGO training 2Feb42, aged 17yrs, and was to…

HAMILTON, Patrick M (#271)

…and his knocking down of Japanese attacker in 5th April 1942 Raid on COLOMBO then in CEYLON and the eastern NAVAL BASE, when Singapore fell, for the British Eastern Fleet. The Japanese Admiral Nagumo’s fleet had been spotted by a Koggala-based Catalina but the Easter Sunday air strike on Colombo…

DAVIES, Jeff (#213)

…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 reflecting the change in air superiority, which thankfully made forward SCUs less important, as our own aircraft strength and range increased…

Naval & Naval Air

…Medal of Honor USMC Reserve for VMF-221 F-4U CORSAIR FIGHTER SQN of 1st Marine Air Wg Air Group 12 over GUADALCANAL. As a 22 year old, on one sortie, shot down 8 JUDY a/c. #179 George TREADWELL Chief Petty Officer George TREADWELL 33 ROYAL NAVY years from 1927, 15 WARSHIPS,…

LACEY, James (#7)

…that invasion was impending and a lot depended on their efforts.” As the Luftwaffe started to bomb airfields and factories, Lacey was ordered back to Britain and was stationed at Gravesend Airport for the majority of the Battle of Britain. Ginger Lacey’s thoughts on the Luftwaffe, from a 1978 BBC…

SCARMAN, Leslie (#241)

…to complaints that he was indulging in self-projection. But such carping was probably unfair. Scarman had no need to court publicity, having established his liberal credentials many years before. During a period of great change in national attitudes and values, he had long been of the view that the law…

TOWNSEND, Peter W (#12)

…1940 By early 1941 Townsend had shot down at least 11 enemy aircraft, became an acting Wing Commander and was awarded the DSO for his “outstanding powers of leadership and organisation… and skill in air combat”. “Fighter Affiliation : Halifax and Hurricane aircraft co-operating in action” by Walter Thomas Monnington…

LANGDON-DAVIES, Robin (#266)

…Sqn Beaufighters but predominantly for 94 Sqn, 123 Sqn and then 6 Squadron Hurricanes from Tobruk on into TUNISIA and the early development of the 3″ ROCKET PROJECTILES (“largely brought across to the Desert Air Force with techniques taught by wet beer on a bar top by the “scruffiest officer…

Background

…city. A lifelong and sympathetic interest in both commemorating this generation and paying tribute to their sacrifices – as evinced in The Tower Bridge Incident; Runnymede Memorial to 20,075 known Airmen and Airwomen with no known graves. Credit: John Pollock Charitable concern: Alan’s energies on this project initally went into…

OULTON, Wilfrid E (#70)

…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. (2 U Boats destroyed) Obituary in The Independent MiD*** Representing pre-War and WW2’s COASTAL COMMAND’s long RAF/RN ANTI-U BOAT JOINT BATTLE of ATLANTIC…

NICOLSON, Muriel (#1)

…in writing up our extraordinary signatories. WAR WIDOW of Wing Commander James NICOLSON VC DFC (the only RAF Fighter VC: 72 & 249 Squadrons, TURBINLITE, OC 27 Squadron BEAUFIGHTER operations over BURMA, (killed 2May45) ditched 355 Sqn Liberator. Representing War Widows campaign leader Mrs Iris STRANGE++ & all WAR WIDOWS…

KANAKAKIS, EJ Joannou (#209)

…later RASC & Roval SUSSEX, for GREECE & its loyal FIGHTING SPIRIT and STEADFAST ENDURANCE in OCCUPIED CRETE & its ISLANDS, especially with the terrible reprisals; here also for the SPECIAL BOAT SERVICE OPERATIONS in the AEGEAN, several of which he carried out with and here signs commemoratively for that…

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