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The campaign in the Western Desert was fought between the Commonwealth forces (with, later, the addition of two brigades of Free French and one each of Polish and Greek troops) all based in Egypt, and the Axis forces (German and Italian) based in Libya. The battlefield, across which the fighting surged back and forth between 1940 and 1942, was the 1,000 kilometres of desert between Alexandria in Egypt and Benghazi in Libya.

It was a campaign of manoeuvre and movement, the objectives being the control of the Mediterranean, the link with the east through the Suez Canal, the Middle East oil supplies and the supply route to Russia through Persia.

Alamein is a village, bypassed by the main coast road, approximately 130 kilometres west of Alexandria on the road to Mersa Matruh.

The Air Forces panels commemorate more than 3,000 airmen of the Commonwealth who died in the campaigns in Egypt, Libya, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Greece, Crete and the Aegean, Ethiopia, Eritrea and the Somalilands, the Sudan, East Africa, Aden and Madagascar, who have no known grave. Those who served with the Rhodesian and South African Air Training Scheme and have no known grave are also commemorated here.

The Alamein Memorial bears the names of 8500+ individuals from all Allied armed services. This database extracts those serving in Allied Air Forces from the Commonwealth.

There are other memorials to the fallen with no known grave, namely the Runnymede Memorial, the Malta Memorial and the Ottawa Alled Air Forces Memorial, all of which are to be found on this site under the Databases menu.
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#Name (↑)FirstNamesRankAwardsServiceNumberServiceUnit (↑)AgeDateOfDeath (↑)CountryMemorialFamilyLinkPhotoNotes
1 AllanBruce Cartwright De GardannePilot Officer84982RAFVR45 Sqd1941-04-28EgyptAlamein Memorial, Column 241.
2 CaldowLindsay AllanFlying Officer409078RAAF231944-02-14EgyptAlamein Memorial, Column 281.Son of Montague William Leak Caldow and Edith Caldow, of Caulfield, Victoria, Australia.
3 CawthenDouglas AllanSergeant745239RAFVR45 Sqd241941-07-10EgyptAlamein Memorial, Column 242.Son of Ernest and Florence Cawthen; Husband of Ada Cawthen, of Grimsby, Lincolnshire.
4 ClementsHerbert AllanSergeant404025RAAF221942-02-19EgyptAlamein Memorial, Column 266.Son of Herbert and Elsie Clements, of Alderley, Queensland, Australia.
5 CrookAllanSergeant1684903RAFVR211944-04-12EgyptAlamein Memorial, Column 280.Son of James and Kate Crook, of Bolton, Lancashire.
6 HumphrisAllan ArthurSergeant1575512RAFVR231944-09-30EgyptAlamein Memorial, Column 280.Son of William Arthur Humphris, and Gertrude May Humphris, of Birmingham.
7 HuttonAllanPilot OfficerJ/87713RCAF14 (RAF) Sqd1944-04-19EgyptAlamein Memorial, Column 281.
8 KempnichAllan Wilfred JosephFlight SergeantMentioned in Despatches413608RAAF251944-03-03EgyptAlamein Memorial, Column 282.Son of Joseph G. Kempnich, and of Elsie Ruby Kempnich, of Rose Bay, New South Wales, Australia.
9 MesserAllan Kenneth BurtFlying Officer406570RAAF221943-01-29EgyptAlamein Memorial, Column 277.Son of Kenneth Durward Messer and Hilda Maud Messer; Husband of Katherine Elizabeth Messer, of Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia.
10 McmillanNorman ArchibaldFlight Sergeant411426RNZAF14 (RAF) Sqd261943-02-21EgyptAlamein Memorial, Column 278.Son of George Allan Mcmillan and Lucy Isabella Mcmillan, of Thames, Auckland, New Zealand.
11 PottieJohn CampbellPilot Officer402134RAAF301942-07-15EgyptAlamein Memorial, Column 265.Son of Herbert Allan Pottie and Ethel Brenda Pottie; Husband of Norma Beatrice Pottie, of South Yarra, Victoria, Australia.
12 RudgeCyril JamesWarrant Officer401215RNZAF24 (SAAF) Sqd261945-03-05EgyptAlamein Memorial, Column 285.Son of Allan Archibald and Alice Rudge, of Papatoetoe, Auckland, New Zealand.
13 SuttonAllan ArthurSergeant755978RAFVR14 Sqd
211941-05-21EgyptAlamein Memorial, Column 244.Son of Leonard A. And Jessie Sutton, of Worcester Park. Surrey.
14 TurnerSidney Allan GeorgeWarrant Officer Class IR/67875RCAF37 (RAF) Sqd211942-09-07EgyptAlamein Memorial, Column 263.Son of Archie S. And Lily Turner, of Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
15 WalkerAllan DussardSergeant1256126RAFVR104 Sqd
321942-03-20EgyptAlamein Memorial, Column 262.Son of Mr. And Mrs. C. A. D. Walker, of Jamaica; Husband of Edith Walker, of Harwell, Berkshire.
16 WhyteAllan FraserSergeant1571167RAFVR221945-01-09EgyptAlamein Memorial, Column 284.Son of Allan G. And Agnes Whyte, of Rothes, Morayshire.
17 WiseAllan HerbertPilot Officer401737RNZAF45 (RAF) Sqd251941-05-18EgyptAlamein Memorial, Column 245.Son of William Henry Wise and of Violet Mary Wise (Nee Sheat), of Nelson, New Zealand.
18 WrightAllan Lyal FrenchWarrant Officer415400RNZAF38 (RAF) Sqd221944-05-07EgyptAlamein Memorial, Column 281.Son of Robert French Wright and of Janet Renwick French Wright (Nee Allan), of Christchurch. Canterbury, New Zealand.
19 WrightKenneth AllanSergeant1334532RAFVR38 Sqd
211944-01-06EgyptAlamein Memorial, Column 281.Son of Vic and Elsie Wright, of Cambridge.

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