The Medals of Sqn Ldr R G Woodman

The Medals of Squadron Leader R G Woodman are being offered for sale by DNW on 11th December 2014 . Estimated to fetch £8,000 – £12,000 Groups and Single Decorations For Gallantry A fine Second World War night fighter ace’s D.S.O., D.F.C.…

Wapitis over Iraq

A Selection of seven photographs showing Wapitis of No.30 Squadron over Iraq. These photos originated from the Ebay site. Click on the Image to view the Album

The Westland Wapiti in the Indian Air Force

The first ever book solely devoted to the Westland Wapiti was released yesterday – September 8th at the United Services Institute in India.  “The Westland Wapiti in the Indian Air Force : A Complete History (1933-1943)” covers the history of…

Angels Ten!

Richard B. Gilman, ex WW2 Spitfire Pilot had published his memoirs “ANGELS TEN!”. Richard was born in Vancouver, B.C. in 1922. During World War II he spent six years in the Royal Air Force. While he insists his service, compared with…

Mention-in-Despatches

by Hugh Halliday Attempts to link an award of a “Mentions in Despatches” to a specific despatch will not likely yield any significant results. Historically (19th Century and some of the interwar “colonial frontier” wars) Despatches filed by Field Commanders…

Martin Arthur Thornhill 1922 ‐ 1944

Jeremy Halliday, cousin of Flt Sgt M A Thornhill, who died in the shooting down of Lancaster ND352 has put together a document that contains details about Martin Thornhill and the correspondence between the Government and his family regarding his loss.…

Group Captain Philip Haynes (29071)

Philip Haynes (29071 RAF) was an RAF Officer who ended up at Drigh Road, Karachi on 1st March 1934. His posting was to be the Flight Commander replacing Flying Officer H P Broad of the newly raised No.1 Squadron, Indian…