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    Default CAM-ships pilots Arctic PQ/QP convoys 1942

    Hi guys

    I can't seem to find much information regarding the pilots involved in these operations, but am aware of the following:

    Empire Lawrence PQ-16: Plt Off A.J. Hay - I believe the spare pilot was Plt Off Macpherson RCAF?

    Empire Morn QP-12: Flg Off J.B. Kendal - I believe spare pilot was Plt Off Faulks?

    Empire Tide PQ-17: Plt Off R. Turley-George; spare pilot Plt Off C. Fenwick

    Empire Morn PQ-18: Flg Off A.H. Burr; I believe the spare pilot was Plt Off
    Lane.

    Can anyone fully identify the spare pilots, assuming I have listed them correctly?

    Regarding Dickie Turley-George, I seem to remember reading about his experiences, but can't find the reference. Can anyone help, please?

    I'm confident that one or more of our experts out there will know!!

    Thanks in anticipation.

    Brian

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    Brian,

    1058735 Alastair James HAY Cmd A/Plt Off( 67093) 18 May 1941.
    [LG 23 Jun 1942 DFC] Pilot Officer Alastair James HAY (67093), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Pilot Officer Hay was pilot of the Hurricane on board a ship fitted with a catapult. On the approach of enemy aircraft he was catapulted off and immediately proceeded to attack and drive off a formation of six Heinkel .ill's and H5's which were preparing to deliver a torpedo attack on the port bow of the convoy; not only did this prevent synchronisation with an attack which developed from the starboard bow, but he destroyed one Heinkel in and slightly damaged another. Pilot Officer Hay was himself wounded and he then baled out and was picked up by one of His Majesty's ships of the convoy escort. He showed great gallantry and his spirited attack was a great encouragement to all the convoy and escorts, and cannot but have been a great discomfort and surprise to the enemy.

    John Bedford KENDAL ( 83268).

    Charles FENWICK ( 55911),

    1375I27 LAC Arthur Henry BURR Cmd A/Plt Off( 66513) 16 Mar 1941

    HTH

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    Douglas Richard TURLEY-GEORGE Cmd A/Plt Off(p) (41336) 29 Oct 1938
    Regraded Plt Off 29 Aug 1939
    Prom Fg Off 3 Sep 1940
    Prom Flt Lt 3 Sep 1941
    Prom T/Sqn Ldr 1 Jul 1945
    Award King Haakon VII Freedom Medal 18 Apr 1947
    As Flight Lieutenants, extended service (four years on the active list): — Douglas Richard TURLEY-GEORGE, D.F.C. (41336). iSth Dec. 1945 (seniority ist Dec. 1942).
    The undermentioned relinquish the temporary rank of Squadron Leader, ist Nov. 1947: Flight Lieutenants (substantive): —
    D. R. TURLEY-GEORGE, D F C (41336).
    Transfer to reserve (class A).
    Flight Lieutenant D. R. TURLEY-GEORGE, D.F.C. (41336) retaining the rank of Squadron Leader. 18th Dec. 1949.
    [Can't find his DFC]
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    Hello,

    For Turley George's DFC, see: https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...upplement/4541 (see also p.4540).

    Col.

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    Tks Col,
    And I had been most polite to the LG all day, never raised my voice, or cussed at it. It's the WW2 Gremlins I tell you!!
    Rgds
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    Many thanks Peter and Col

    I also placed this enquiry on 12o'clock high and have received some details - Deryck Faulks, Bruce MacPherson, Roy Lane.

    Great stuff!

    Cheers
    Brian

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