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The travails of a DFC

by Hugh A Halliday The travails of a DFC to F/O Robert Edward Joseph Fitzgerald, RCAF (No.408 Squadron), demonstrates procedure and disagreements. It began as a recommendation by W/C E.R. McLernon drafted 13 September 1944 when he had flown 63…

SAAF Training Organisation

by Ross McNeill Pre war flying training for the SAAF consisted of the Central Flying School assisted by civil schools at Bloemfontein, Randfontein and Baragwanath. After the creation of the Joint Air Training Plan the civil schools were absorbed into…

SAAF Northern Narrative

by Ross McNeill The Suez Canal was vital to maintaining the British ability to support India and the Far East in time of conflict. British and French policy was to share the security of the link by holding territory at…

Air Force POWs

Air Force PoWs 1939 to 1945  This list was compiled by Ross McNeill from the AIR20/2336 Records file held at the Public Record Office, Kew, London. The PoW names are in alphabetical order and include RAF/RAAF/RCAF/RNZAF/SAAF and Occupied Countries aircrew.…

RAF Coastal Command

Formed on the 14th July 1936, HQ RAF Northwood, Middlesex, Disbanded on 28th November 1969. Revision 2.03 

RAF Fighter Command

Formed on the 14th July 1936, HQ RAF Bentley Priory, Middlesex, Disbanded on 30th April 1968.