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2 September 2020

ATKINS, George (#3)

Corporal ‘Tommy’ George ATKINS Nos 1(F) & 43(F) Sqns, in pre-war motor industry serviced BATTLE OF BRITAIN HURRICANES, SPITFIRES in ITALY & 1944/45 LANCASTERS One of many GROUND TECHNICIANS who played a vital role throughout.
29 August 2020

LISKUTIN, Miroslav A (#130)

Squadron Leader Miroslav A ‘Tony’ LISKUTIN DFC RAF, fighter pilot and later post-war RAF & civilian flying instructor In memory of friends FRANTISEK, KUCERA & SMIK and representing all CZECHOSLOVAKS + 511 Czechoslovak WW2 airmen killed.
29 August 2020

KELLETT, Ronald G (#29)

Wing Commander Ronald G KELLETT DSO DFC VM AE* RAF Flying Ace. Representing Auxiliary Air Force & Polish contribution: Nos 600, 616, 249 Sqns, founding OC 303 Polish Squadron, the most successful Battle of Britain Squadron & OC 96 Sqn
29 August 2020

CURTIS, Lettice (#77)

Miss Lettice CURTIS ATA “arguably the most remarkable woman pilot of the Second World War” (Telegraph) One of the first women pilots to join the British Air Transport Auxiliary, she flew continuously throughout the war, later flight test engineer & air racing pilot: her book The Forgotten Pilots illustrates country’s debt to Lords Beaverbrook & (No. 13: Lord Balfour), and AIR TRANSPORT AUXILIARY. Also wrote her autobiography. “In 1992 she gained her helicopter licence, but three years later decided that, at the age of 80, her flying days were over.” Representing WOMEN PILOTS & the FERRY POOLS.
29 August 2020

BLYTH, Margaret (#64)

Mrs Margaret ‘Maggie’ BLYTH (née EDWARDES-JONES) Cryptographer, and sister of Air Marshall Sir Humphrey ‘EJ’ Edwardes-Jones, first SPITFIRE test pilot & BATTLE OF BRITAIN OC 213Sqn, Harold Blyth's widow. NAVAL INTELLIGENCE BLETCHLEY PARK & SIS
29 August 2020

BALFOUR, Harold (#13)

Harold Balfour, First Lord BALFOUR of Inchrye PC MC* (9 e/a) Flight Lieutenant Commander as 43(F) Sqn was formed by 23yr old Major Sholto Douglas MC; flew Western Front Sopwith Strutters & Camels; Churchill’s 1938-44 USofS for Air Representing the Royal Flying Corps & Royal Air Force
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