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The Battle of Britain clasp (worn on the 1939-45 Star – or a silver gilt rosette if medal ribbons only are worn) is restricted to aircrew from 71 defined units
of RAF Fighter Command, Coastal Command or the Fleet Air Arm, who flew at least one operational sortie between 00:01 July 10 1940 and 23:59 October 31 1940.

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Readers are referred to the following sites which we have used to cross-check information and we acknowledge and thank them as respected sources for some of the material in this database:
VintageWings.ca: comprehensive listing of artworks
bbm.org: Comprehensive listing of RAF personnel and service records
Wikipedia: Life stories of leading pilots and crew
AircrewRemembered Paradie Canadian Archive Database: 45,000 Service Records of RCAF personnel
AircrewRemembered Allied Losses and Incidents Database: Covering 120,000+ Allied aircrew 1939 - 1945
AircrewRemembered Archiwum: specialist database with details of Polish personnel (in Polish)
AircrewRemembered Kracker Luftwaffe Archive: 31,000 Luftwaffe pilot and crew details
AircrewRemembered LOST: Rob Philips Memorial Archive: Dutch losses in Europe
bel-memorial.org: Comprehensive site on Belgian aircrew

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1801 McKenzieJohn WoffendenP/O33461RAFBritish111 Sqd

HurricaneKIA1940-08-11Born Johannesburg, South Africa. Educated at Aberdeen Grammar School, Scotland. RAF College Cranwell on 1 January 1938 as Flight Cadet. Graduated 30 September 1939 and the next day joined 263 Sqd, then reforming at Filton with Gladiators. 21 April 1940 squadron flew to Prestwick to embarked on HMS Glorious for Norway. Flew off on 25 April, landing on Lake Lesjeskogen. McKenzie flew a defensive patrol along Romsdal Valley 26 April. Squadron withdrawn to Veblungsnes 27 April and following day evacuated from Aandalsnes to return to the UK. Posted to 111 Sqd at Wick 10 May 1940. In combat off Margate on 11 August he is believed to have been shot down by Bf 109s. Hurricane, P3922 crashed into the sea and. Shot down in Hurricane I (P3922) and killed by Bf 109 on 11 August 1940 off Margate at 14:20hrs. Runnymede Panel 9 Age 20

1802 McKikeEJBritish248 Sqd

Blenheim
1803 McKnightWilliam Lidstone 'Willie'Plt Off (later F/O)41937RAFCanadian242 Sqd

DFC & Bar
Hurricane17MIA1941-01-12 Age 22Born in Edmonton, Alberta 1918, he was a medical student before joining the RAF on a short service commission in 1939. On 6 November he joined 242 Sqd. In the fighting over France in May and June 1940, on attachment with 607 and 615 Sqds and with 242, McKnight destroyed 11 enemy aircraft, probably destroyed another and damaged two more. Immediate DFC on 4 June. During the Battle of Britain, McKnight continued to be prolific in shooting down enemy aircraft. On 8 October he was awarded a bar to his DFC and, on 6 November, he was promoted to Flying Officer. McKnight was killed on 12 January 1941: in company with Pilot Officer M K Brown, on a Rhubarb operation [using cloud cover to fly at low level and seek targets of opportunity such as trains and troop concentrations]. They crossed the French coast near Gravelines and strafed enemy troops. As they turned to make a second attack, a Bf 109 was seen, at 500 feet. Brown attacked the troops but when he looked for McKnight, he had vanished. He did not return to base and either fell to the flak or the Bf 109.

Born Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in 1918. Commissioned in RAF in 1939. Posted to 615 Sqd in May 1940 in France. 19 May 1940 shot down his first. Transferred 242 Sqd and involved in fierce fighting over Dunkirk where he claimed 8 kills (possibly 10). DFC. On 30 August 1940 he shot down 3 Bf 110s. He had 4 more kills in September and a Bf 109 in November. Bar to his DFC. KIA 12 January 1941 in Hurricane I (P2961) by a Bf 109 on a fighter sweep over France.

Commissioned in RAF in 1939. Posted to 615 Sqd in May 1940 in France. 19 May 1940 shot down his first. Transferred 242 Sqd and involved in fierce fighting over Dunkirk where he claimed 8 kills (possibly 10). DFC. On 30 August 1940 he shot down 3 Bf 110s. He had 4 more kills in September and a Bf 109 in November. Bar to his DFC. KIA 12 January 1941 in Hurricane I (P2961) by a Bf 109 on a fighter sweep over France. Runnymede

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Duxford, September 1940

1804 McLaughlinJohn WilliamSgt146149British238 Sqd

HurricaneDied
1805 McLureAndrew Crawford RankinPlt Off (later Flt Lt)82167RAFVRBritish87 Sqd

HurricaneKIA1942-07-20Littlehampton Cemetery Age 24

1806 McMahonJohn ReginaldSgt49290British235 Sqd

BlenheimSurvived war1949-04-18 Age 26Born Norwich England. Joined RAF September 1938 as a Boy Entrant. Later as an Airman u/t WOp/AG. Joined 235 Sqd by 25th June 1940. Commissioned in June 1942, released from the RAF in 1946 as a Flight Lieutenant. Joined the Suffolk police. Killed in a motor cycle accident on 18 April 1949, aged 26, and buried in an unmarked grave. In a ceremony at Earlham Cemetery, Norwich on 15 September 1997 his grave was rededicated and marked. A memorial bench with two plaques was also unveiled.
1807 McMullenDesmond Annesley PeterFlying Off40002RAFBritish54 Sqd

222 Sqd
DFC
Spitfire19.5Survived war1985-07-01Born in Surrey 6 December 1917. Joined the RAF on a short service commission in May 1937. 54 Sqd at Hornchurch on 8 September 1939. Over Dunkirk on 24 May 1940, he probably destroyed a Bf 109 and shared another, on the 25th he probably destroyed two Bf 110s, on the 26th he destroyed a Bf 110 and on the 28th he shared a Do 17. On 4 July, his Spitfire was damaged by Bf 109s in an engagement near Manston, and three days later he made a forced-landing at Manston after a combat with Bf 109s near Deal. On 24 July McMullen claimed a Bf 109 destroyed and probably another, on 15 August a Bf 109 probably destroyed and another damaged, on the 16th a Bf 109 destroyed, on the 18th a Bf 110 probably destroyed and a Bf 109 and a Do 17 damaged, on the 24th and 26th two Bf 109s destroyed, on the 30th a Do 17 shared, on the 31st a probable Do 17 shared, on 2 September a Do 17 destroyed and probably a Bf 109 and on the 3rd a probable Bf 110. 11 September McMullen moved to 222 Sqd at Hornchurch. Bf 109 destroyed on the 14 September 1940, a Bf 109 destroyed and a Bf 110 damaged on the 15th, a Bf 109 shared on 15 October, another destroyed on the 17th, a Bf 110 shared on the 20th, a Bf 109 destroyed and another damaged on the 25th, another destroyed and one damaged on the 28th and another Bf 109 destroyed on 8 November. DFC on 1 October.

On 23 November 1940 posted to 151 Sqd at Wittering, as an Acting Flight Lieutenant and ‘B’ Flight Commander. In January 1941 he probably destroyed a Ju 88 at night. The squadron converted to Defiants and McMullen teamed up with Sergeant Fairweather as his air gunner. In April and May they shot down two He 111s and a Ju 88. In July, McMullen posted to 266 Sqd at Wittering. On 19 August he shared a He 111, on the 21st damaged one, on 12 September probably destroyed another, on 13 October destroyed a Bf 109 and damaged another and on the 25th destroyed a Bf 110. Bar to the DFC (March 1941) and a second Bar (December that year). In late November 1941 posted to an OTU, as an instructor. After service at another OTU McMullen returned to operations in April 1942 attached to 602 Squadron before joining 124 Sqd at Gravesend. He damaged two FW 190s on 24 May 1942

In June 1942 posted to 64 Sqd as a Squadron Leader. Commanded 65 Sqd at Gravesend in July. Over Dieppe on August 19 in Operation Jubilee damaged a Do 217. McMullen left the squadron in September and in November he briefly led 324 Wing in North Africa before going to a staff job. Retired 16 December 1957, as a Squadron Leader, with the rank of Wing Commander. His portrait was drawn by Cuthbert Orde.


1808 McNabErnest ArchibaldSqd LdrC/134Canadian1 Sqd (RCAF) CO

OBE

DFC

Czech Military Cross

Hurricane7Canadian Commanding Officer on exchange attachment to the RAF when war started. Returned to Canada to take command of Sqd (RCAF) and returned to England with them. Flew occasionally with 111 Sqd while sharing their base at Croydon, to gain operational experience. Downed Do 215 on 15 August 1940 with 111. Once 1 Sqd (RCAF) was operational he shot down a further 6 planes. DFC 22 October 1940. November he returned to Canada. He was also awarded the Czech Military Cross.
1809 McNairRobin JohnSgt (later Sqd Ldr)112522British3 Sqd

249 Sqd

87 Sqd

247 Sqd


124 Wing
74 Sqd

DFC
HurricaneCompleted his flying training in August 1940. Posted as sergeant pilot to 3 Sqd at Wick. This had suffered severe casualties in Battle of France and was defending Scapa Flow. Posted on September 15 to 249 Sqd at North Weald, under the command of John Grandy. Posted to 96 Sqd in December 1940.
1810 McNayAlexander LoganSgt741569RAFVRBritish73 Sqd

HurricaneMIA1940-09-05Killed 5 September 1940. Shot down in combat in Hurricane I (P3224) over Burnham, Essex at 15:30hrs. Runnymede Panel 17
1811 McPheeJBritish249 Sqd 141 SqdHurricane
1812 McPheeThomasSqd Ldr146128British151 Sqd

249 Sqd

DFC
DFCDied
1813 MeakerJames Reginald BryanPlt Off42514RAFBritish249 Sqd

DFC
HurricaneKIA1940-09-27Killed 27 September 1940 at 15:20hrs. Baled out of Hurricane I (P3834) after attacking a Ju 88 over Sussex, but he struck the tail-pane of his Hurricane and was killed. West Dean Cemetery Age 21
1814 MeanGMBritish219 Sqd

BlenheimBaled out Blenheim safely after engine problems 12 October 1940. His pilot (R.V.Baron) parachute did not open and he was killed.
1815 MearesStanley ThomasFlt Lt (later Sqd Ldr)37683RAFBritish54 Sqd

DFC
Spitfire2KIA1941-11-15Member of staff at HQ Fighter Command during the Battle. Believed he flew one sortie from Hornchurch with 54 Sqd on 12 August. DFC 22 July 1941, credited with destroying two Bf 109s and damaging two more. Posted to a training command, he was involved in a mid-air collision on the 15th of November 1941 and killed, aged 25. Brookwood Military Cemetery Age 25

1816 MeasuresWilliam Edward Geoffrey 'Tink'Flt Lt33198British74 Sqd

238 Sqd

AFC

Spitfire/HurricaneJoined 74 Sqd in July 1937 from RAF Cranwell. Flew Spitfire I with them and with 238 Sqd in Hurricanes during the Battle.
1817 MedworthJohn Charles OswaldSgt146294British25 Sqd

Blenheim
1818 MeesonCharles VictorSgt748697RAFVRBritish56 Sqd

HurricaneKIALoughton Cemetery
1819 MelvilleJames CosmoPlt Off74681British264 Sqd

Defiant

Wikipedia discussion of Defiant tactics
Surviving aircrew
1820 Melville-JacksonGeorge HolmesPlt OffBritish236 Sqd

DFC
BlenheimDied
1821 MenageThomas NathanSgt518613RAFBritish29 Sqd

KIA1941-05-10Runnymede Panel 48
1822 MercerRobert Turner DeightonSgt748316RAFVRBritish609 Sqd

SpitfireKIA1941-05-09Hawkinge Cenetery Age 24
1823 MerchantHenry JamesSgt108856British1 Sqd

HurricaneWIAForce landed Hurricane I (P2980) at Withyham, Kent 23 August 1940 after running out of fuel. Hit some trees but was unhurt. Wounded 31 August 1940. Baled out of burning Hurricane I (V7375) after combat with a Bf 110 over Halstead at 08:45hrs.
1824 MeredithArthur DouglasSgt62651British242 Sqd

141 Sqd

Hurricane/Defiant

Wikipedia discussion of Defiant tactics
1825 MermagenHerbert W 'Tubby'Sqd Ldr29097British266 Sqd

222 Sqd (CO)

OBE

CBE

CB

AFC

Chevalier de Legion d'Honneur[70]

Medal of Distinguished Services (USSR)

Legion of Merit (USA)

Spitfire1Died1998-01Born 1 February, 1912 at Southsea, Hampshire. Educated at Brighton College. Rugby Union wing three-quarter for Richmond and the RAF. In 1930 became a pilot with 43 Sqd. Posted to the Central Flying School, Upavon in February 1934, for a course. He instructed with the Oxford University Air Squadron and then at a flying training school at Netheravon. On 1 June 1936 he was granted a Permanent Commission. Joined the staff at CFS in August 1936. He led the Inverted Flying Formation at the 1937 Hendon Air Display and performed individual aerobatics before the King on 9 May 1938. February 1939 Mermagen took command of RAF Usworth. During October he moved to Duxford, to reform and command 222 Sqd, initially with Blenheims but with Spitfires from March 1940. Over Dunkirk on June 1 he destroyed a Bf 110, the squadron’s first success. He would later recall his exchange with one of his Flight Commanders, Flight Lieutenant Douglas Bader, after the aircraft had returned. Mermagen said: “Well, I must say I was most surprised when that thing fell down.” Bader responded: “I must say, so were the rest of us.” On 19 June damaged a He 111 at night over Hull. AFC in July. 31 July 1940 Mermagen posted to RAF Warmwell, for ops duties. He joined HQ No 9 Group on 9 August, again for ops duties. He was attached to HQ No 12 Group on 12 August. Temporarily commanded 66 Squadron at Wittering for five days from 12 September. Commanded RAF Speke and then RAF Valley. He was posted to the Middle East and then held staff appointments in the UK and France as well as serving in Berlin. Retired from the RAF on 14 November 1960 as an Air Commodore. OBE in 1941, advanced to CBE in 1945 and became CB in 1960. He died in January 1998.
1826 MerrettJohn CharlesSgt104441British235 Sqd

Air Efficiency Award

BlenheimSurvived warMay 2010Born 1919. Joined RAFVR June 1939 as an Airman u/t Observer. After navigation exercises at Luton Airport in Ansons, full-time service at the School of Navigation at Staverton with the rank of LAC. Joined 235 Sqd at North Coates on 26 March 1940. Commissioned in August 1941, posted away to Cranage 6 August for an instructors course. Then 5 OTU Chivenor and later RAF Turnberry. November 1942 joined 612 Sqd at Wick on Whitleys on long-range sea patrols. Searching for the Gneisenau and Scharnhorst but had no success. March 1943 flight was reformed as 179 Sqd on Leigh-Light Wellingtons for anti-submarine operations from Gibraltar. 3rd January 1944 Merrett posted to 6 OTU Silloth as a navigation instructor. He moved to 4 RFU Mullage Moor, Northern Ireland in October, training on radar/sonar for anti-submarine work. Released from the RAF in 1946 as a Flight Lieutenant.
1827 MerrickClaudePlt Off83256British610 Sqd

DFC

Bronze Star (USA)

SpitfireDiedJoined 610 Sqd 27 July 1940. Spitfire I (L1037) shot down 24 August at 16:30hrs by Bf 109s, crash landed at Fyfield and wounded. No further part in the Battle. DFC 14 July 1944. He was a pilot of a paratrooper transport in the Caen area of Normandy on the night of the 5 June 1944. He also received the Bronze Star (US) on the 30 October 1945 for this mission.
1828 MerryweatherSidney WilliamSgt (later W/O)517691RAFBritish229 Sqd

HurricaneWIAMIA1942-06-05Wounded 26 September 1940 at 16:30hrs. Force landed Hurricane I (V6745) at Hambledon in Surrey after combat with a Bf 110. Runnymede Panel 72
1829 MesnerBertram WilliamSgt745987RAFVRBritish248 Sqd

BlenheimMIA1940-09-13Pilot WJ Garfield Killed along with crew (B.W.Mesner & A.Kay) September 1940-09-13 at 19:00hrs. Blenheim IVf (L9451) went missing during sortie off the Norwegian coast. Runnymede Panel 17 Age 29
1830 MetcalfeArthur CharlesSgt800630British604 Sqd

Blenheim
1831 MethamJamesSgt (later Flt Lt)47370RAFBritish253 Sqd

HurricaneWIAKIA1942-09-21Born in 1914, the son of Richard and Clare Evelyn Metham. Educated at the Palatine Central Boys’ School, Blackpool. Joined the RAF in September, 1931, as an Aircraft Apprentice, aged 17, and passed out as a Metal Rigger in August 1934. Applied for pilot training. Converting to Hurricanes at No.6 OTU Sutton Bridge. Posted to 253 Sqd at RAF Kirton-In-Lindsay on 9th June, 1940, as a casualty replacement following the losses they had suffered during the Battle of France. In July to RAF Turnhouse, to cover Edinburgh and the Forth Estuary, and then, in August, they moved to RAF Prestwick to defend Glasgow. On 29th August, posted south to relieve 615 Sqd at RAF Kenley. 3 pilots lost in combat next day. The intense fighting continued on the subsequent days, with further losses. Metham flew his first Interception patrol from Kenley on the afternoon of 1st September. The following day took off at 7.25am, alongside eight of his comrades, detailed to patrol Hawkinge and Intercept an incoming raid. They climbed to 20,000ft and spotted a formation of 20/30 bombers, 10 miles south of Manston, accompanied by a fighter escort. 253 commenced a shallow dive towards the bombers, but were attacked by enemy fighters from above and behind, scattering their formation. At 8.15am Metham was shot down in combat with Messerschmitt Bf109’s over Thanet. He baled out but suffered burns; his Hurricane (P2946) is believed to have crashed at Warren Wood, Crundale. Operations Record Book states that Metham was “slightly injured,” though he was in hospital for six months. Commissioned on 29th October, 1941. He lost his life on 21st September, 1942 while serving as a Flying Instructor at No.59 OTU when his Hurricane I (P3255) stalled in bad weather and spun into the ground in the circuit at RAF Cark, (Cumbria, formerly Lancashire). A Blackpool newspaper reported on 26th September, 1942: 'Members of the Royal Air Force paid their last tributes to an esteemed comrade at the funeral of Flight-Lieut. Bill Metham, only son of Mrs. C. Metham of 306 North Promenade, Blackpool, who was killed whilst on active service. He was recently home on leave, and his promotion to Flight-Lieut. came through the day before he was killed. He was 28 years of age. He had an excellent record. During the Battle of Britain, he was shot down and spent six months in hospital. Flight-Lieut. Metham was a keen sportsman and had played both football and water polo for the Royal Air Force. He was also a member of the Caterpillar Club. He had many friends in Blackpool, one of whom was the late Flying Officer Walter Thornley, of Woodstock Gardens , South Shore, whose funeral Flight-Lieut. Metham attended at Holy Cross Church three weeks ago. The funeral service was conducted by the Rev. W. Yates, Vicar of St. Paul’s Church, North Shore, and R.A.F. Chaplain. The ceremony at Carleton was preceded by a service at St. Paul’s Church.' Remembered on Panel 3, of the war memorial at Blackpool (Carleton) Crematorium.

Injured 2 September 1940 when Hurricane I (P2946) was shot down by a Bf 109 over Thanet at 08:15hrs. Blackpool Carleton Crematorium England Age 28


1832 MeyerReginald Henry RomeSgt (later Flt Lt)100613RAFVRBritish236 Sqd

BlenheimKIA1944-02-09Phaleron War Cemetery Greece Age 23
1833 Michail ?SgtBritish501 Sqd
Hurricane
1834 MichielsAlbert Charles Antoine 'Toto'SgtNCO: 1299982, Officer: 141761RAFVRBelgian235 Sqd

350 Sqd (Belgian)

Croix de Guerre (Belgium) 1940 with Palm (Posthumous)

Knight in the Order of Leopold with Palm (Posthumous)

BlenheimKIA1944-07-16Born in Schaerbeek, Brussels Belgium 2 November 1915. Belgian Air Force before the war with the 3rd Aviation Regiment as a Radio Operator/Machine Gunner in Fairey Battles (?). He completed a refresher course and joined 6/III/2Aé when the Germans invaded Belgium. He was evacuated with his unit to Candillargue in France on 28 May 1940. Transferred to 3/III/2Aé on 31 May 1940, he left his unit at Perpignan, and embarked at Bayonne for the UK on 23 June 1940 where he arrived on 27 June 1940. Taken into the Belgian Forces in Great Britain, he enlisted in the RAFVR and was sent to the RAF Depot at St. Athan on 1 July 1940. Escaping to England 1940. Posted to 235 Sqd as an Observer in Blenheims on 26 September 1940. Pilot training at 5 FTS between 9th July and 31st October 1941. Commissioned in January 1943. Killed 16 July 1944 with 350 Sqd (Belgian) on Spitfires. Ferrying F/O Triest from Woodley to Cosford in Magister R1858. On the way back the aircraft descended to 400 ft to fly at very low level over fields. Avoiding trees but the starboard wing clipped one and the aircraft crashed, killing Michiels instantly. Buried at Brookwood Cemetery but his remains were repatriated to Belgium after the war and lie in the Pelouse d'Honneur within the cemetery at Evere, Brussels. Brussels Town Cemetery Belgian Airmen's Field of Honour

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1835 MiddlemissWilliamSgt970668British235 Sqd

407 Sqd RCAF

279 Sqd

AFC

BlenheimSurvived war1992Born Edinburgh Scotland in 1915. Joined RAF in November 1939 as an Airman u/t WOp/AG. Joined 235 Sqd on Blenheims 26 September 1940. Served with 272 Ssqd in 1941 on shipping escort sorties from Aldergrove in Northern Ireland. May 1941 he posted to 407 Sqd (RCAF) Squadron at Thorney Island using Lockheed Hudsons in the anti-shipping role off the Dutch coast. Moved to North Coates in July 1941. Off Den Helder on 28th December 1941 he was wounded by flak and admitted to hospital when the aircraft returned. 1942 posted to 279 Sqd at Bircham Newton on air-sea rescue duties till 1944. Involved in experiments to see if V1 flying bombs could be tracked and intercepted while still over the Channel. These were abandoned as the launch sites were overrun by the advancing allies and Middlemiss joined 1510 Blind Approach Beacon System Flight at Squires Gate as an instructor. AFC 1st January 1946 as a Warrant Officer. He stayed in the RAF and with this unit postwar as a Master Signaller on 1st September 1947. In 1951 he joined the Air Support Flight of RAF Transport Command in Egypt, supporting the resident parachute brigade.
1836 MiddletonWilliam ArthurPlt Off (later F/O)39928RNZAFNew Zealander266 Sqd
MIADunkirk Town Cemetery Age 22

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1837 MierzwaBogusław LeonPlt OffP-1389PAFPolish303 Sqd Polish

Krzyz Walecznych

Medal Lotniczy

HurricaneKIA1941-04-16Assigned to 303 Sqd, with whom he flies during the Battle of Britain. Died in 1941 from RAF Northolt in Spitfire P7819 took off in the squadron with the task of protecting British bombers flying to bomb the Berck-sur-Mer airport in France. A group of about 15 German fighters attacked the Polish cover. During the second German attack, Lt. Mierzwa's plane was hit and fell in flames near the lighthouse in Dungeness. The pilot was killed. - buried at Northwood Cemetery Age 23
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1838 MiksaWlodzimierzPlt OffP-0286PAFPolish303 Sqd Polish

Virtuti Militari

DFC

Krzyz Walecznych (x3)

Medal Lotniczy (x3)

Hurricane2Died1999-08-20After the surrender of France, evacuated to Great Britain. - After 5 OTU in Aston Down, assigned to 303 Sqd, he actively participated in the Battle of Britain. On January 21, 1941, moved to 315 Sqdwhere he flew combat. On October 18, 1943, he is sent to 302 Sqd. After resting he is the head of training at 58 OTU in Grangemouth, and later from January 1, 1944 he was the commander of 317 Sqd. On August 25, 1944, he became a liaison officer in the 12th RAF Group. In February 1946, he retired from aviation and remained in London. After war changed name to Pilkington-Miksa
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1839 MilburnReginald AlanSgt742926British601 Sqd

HurricaneDied
1840 MildrenPRBritish54 Sqd 66 SqdSpitfire
1841 MildrenPeter RaymondPlt Off42864RAFBritish54 Sqd 66 SqdKIA1941-02-11Boulogne Eastern Cemetery Age 32
1842 MilehamDenys Edgar 'Den'Plt Off (later Flt Lt)77678RAFVRBritish41 Sqd

SpitfireKIA1942-04-15whilst serving with 234 Sqn, aged 22 Born Bromley, Kent 13 December 1920 Commissioned February 1940. Runnymede Panel 66
1843 MilesErnest EdwinSgt747829British236 Sqd

Blenheim
1844 MilesStanley FredrickSgt53720British23 Sqd

Blenheim
1845 MileyMiles JohnFg Off33345RAFBritish25 Sqd

KIA1940-09-15North Weald Bassett St Andrew Churchyard England Age 22

1846 MillarW B MFORCAFCanadian1 Sqd RCAF

HurricaneWIAWounded 9 September 1940. Baled out of Hurricane I (P3081) after combat near Northolt. He was badly burned.
1847 MillardJocelyn George Power 'Joce'Plt Off83999British1 Sqd

242 Sqd

615 Sqd

Air Efficiency Award

HurricaneSurvived war10th May 2010Born 23 February 1915. Educated St. Edmunds College near Ware, Hertfordshire from 1928 to 1931. Joined RAFVR in August 1937 as an Airman u/t Pilot whilst working for the de Havilland Aircraft Company. Week-end flying training at No. 1 E&RFTS Hatfield. Called up on 1st September 1939, he had completed his Service Flying Training course and had a total of 275 flying hours. October posted to 12 EFTS Prestwick for a flying instructors course. He instructed at 9 EFTS Ansty from April 1940, later moving to 12 FTS Grantham. 24 August he commissioned and posted to No. 1 School of Army Co-operation at Old Sarum. Volunteered for Fighter Command. 6 OTU Sutton Bridge on 4th September 1940, converted to Hurricanes joined 1 Sqd at Wittering on the 21 September. To 242 Sqd at Coltishall on 17 October and then to 615 Sqd at Northolt on 3 November. Probable Me109 on a sweep over France on 24 February 1941. March 1941 to CFS Upavon for an instructors course and in mid-April joined the staff at RAF College FTS Cranwell. He left for Canada in mid-July and began instructing at 35 SFTS there in September 1941. Canada until mid-May 1944, serving as Flying Instructor, Flight Commander, Examining Officer and Squadron Commander. Returned to the UK and went to Technical Training Command, for flying and administrative duties. Released from the RAF in 1947 as a Squadron Leader.


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1848 MillerAlfred JohnAC21003598British23 Sqd

Blenheim
1849 MillerAnthony GarforthSqd Ldr90088BritishFIU
17 Sqd (CO)
DFC
Hurricane
1850 MillerArthur CharlesSgt119169British604 Sqd

DFC
Blenheim
1851 MillerRobertFlt Lt (later Sqd Ldr)36143RAFBritish3 Sqd

HurricaneKIA1942-04-24Runnymede Panel 65
1852 MillerRoger Freeman GarlandPlt Off42419RAFBritish609 Sqd

SpitfireKIA1940-09-07Spitfire X4107 exploded when he collided with a BF 110 over Chesilbourne, Dorset. Australian with 609 Sqd killed 27 September 1940 at 11:45hrs. Spitfire I (X4107) collided with a Bf 110 of ZG 26 near Kingcome in Dorset. Radford Semele St Nicholas Churchyard England


1853 MillerThomas HenrySgt (later Flt Sgt)624065RAFBritish25 Sqd

BlenheimKIA1942-12-17Runnymede Panel 75 Age 22
1854 MillingtonWilliam HenryPlt Off42720RAFAustralian79 Sqd

249 Sqd

HurricaneWIA MIA1940-10-30Australian flew with 79 Sqd and 249 Sqd during the Battle. With 79 Sqd on 31 August 1940 wounded when he crash landed Hurricane I (P3050) on fire after combat with a Bf 109 over Romney at 18:00hrs. Moved to 249 Sqd. KIA 30 October 1940, shot down in Hurricane I (V7536) over the Channel at 13:00hrs. Runnymede Panel 9 Age 23

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1855 MillistKenneth MiltonPlt Off42420RAFBritish73 Sqd

615 Sqd

DFC
HurricaneKIA1941-04-07Alamein Memorial Column 241, North Africa Age 22
1856 MillsJack BaillieAC1629563British23 Sqd

Blenheim
1857 MillsJack PercivalSgt64890British43 Sqd

249 Sqd

DFC
Hurricane4Survived war24th January 2001 in AustraliaBorn 28th December 1918. King Edwards School, Witley in Surrey. Joined RAFVR in November 1938 as an Airman u/t Pilot. Called up 1st September 1939. Converte to Hurricanes at 6 OTU Sutton Bridge from 26th May 1940. Joined 43 Sqd at Tangmere on 9th June.Shared a Me110 on 9th July, destroyed a Me109 on 13th August, destroyed a Ju87 on the 18th and destroyed a Me109 and damaged another on 6th September. Posted to 249 Sqd at North Weald on the 13th and shared a Ju88 on the 27th. Commissioned in April 1941, to Malta in May. It flew off Ark Royal on the 21st, in two groups. On 5th August Mills joined the Malta Night Fighter Unit at Ta Kali. On 2nd December the unit became 1435 (Night Fighter) Flight. DFC 7th April 1944 as a Flight Lieutenant with 73 Sqd. Released from the RAF on 30th August 1947 as a Squadron Leader.

Joined 43 Sqd in early July 1940. Shot down Bf 109 13 August and scored three more kills during the Battle of Britain. DFC 7 April 1944.

1858 MillsRandolph StuartFlt Lt36067British87 Sqd (CO)

DFC
HurricaneTook over as Squadron Leader of 87 Sqd from 18 August from Squadron Leader T.G.Lovell-Gregg who had been killed 15 August 1940.
1859 Mills-SmithFrankSgt754054RAFVRBritish601 Sqd

HurricaneMIA1940-10-25Runnymede Panel 17
1860 MilneJohn ArchibaldPlt OffCanadian605 Sqd

HurricaneWIAWounded 22 October 1940 after combat with Bf 109s. Crash landed Hurricane I (V6783) near Dorking at 14:30hrs. with a broken hip.
1861 MilneRichard MaxwellFg Off40129British151 Sqd

DFC & Bar
Hurricane11PoWWent to France with 151 Sqd destroying three aircraft there and another before the Battle began. During August 1940 shot down two Do 17s on 13 August, a Bf 109 on 15 August and a He 111 on the 18 August. DFC 30 August 1940 and after scoring four more victories on sweeps over France. Bar to DFC 11 November 1941. Shot down and became a PoW on 14 March 1943.
1862 MilnesAmbrose HenrySgt101001British32 Sqd

Hurricane
1863 MitchellGeorgeSgt46210British23 Sqd

BlenheimDied
1864 MitchellGordon Thomas MannersPlt Off90484RAF AAFBritish609 Sqd

SpitfireKIA1940-07-11Shot down and killed off Portland on 11 July 1940 at 18:25hrs, by Bf 109 of JG 27while on convoy patrol in Spitfire (L1095) at 18:25hrs. Body was washed ashore later. Willian All Saints Churchyard England

1865 MitchellHarry ThornePlt OffCanadian87 Sqd

DFC
Hurricane
1866 MitchellHenry MaynardSqd Ldr90246British25 Sqd

DFC
BlenheimDied
1867 MitchellHerbert RobertSgt (RNAF)391843RNZAFNew Zealander3 Sqd

Hurricane1 shared destroyed, 1 shared damagedMIA1942-05-12Whilst serving with 603 Sqd in Malta, aged 25, Malta Memorial Panel 5 Column 1

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Born on the 13th March 1917 in Deer Creek, Havelock. Worked as a stonemason for Samsons Funeral Directors in Greymouth. A RNZAF Civil Reserve Pilot with West Coast United Aero Club. 29 flying hours logged). Enlisted at Levin on the 17th December 1939 as a pilot under training. With No. I Elementary Flying Training School on the 16th January 1940. No. 1 Flying Training School on the 11th March 1940. Pilot badge awarded on the 07th May 1940. Promoted to sergeant on the 28th June 1940.

Embarked for England on RMS Rangitane 12th July 1940. With No. 1 Personnel Reception Centre on the 27th August 1940. 60 Training Unit 10th September 1940 flying the Hurricane. Joined 3 squadron on the 04th October 1940 where he carried out 13 operational sorties. 615 squadron on the 18th November 1940 carrying out a further 5 operational sorties. 260 squadron on the 01st December, 19 operational sorties. 41 squadron 15th May 1941 flying the Spitfire, a further 105 operational sorties. Awarded commission on the 05th January 1942. With 603 squadron carried out at least 9 operational sorties. With the squadron on the escort carrier USS Wasp for Malta in early April 1942. Flew a Spitfire off the carrier in the Mediterranean to Malta 20th April 1942. A total of 566 flying hours logged and had carried out over 128 operational sorties.A Battle of Britain veteran.

Son of William (died 02nd June 1958, age 77) and Edith Mitchell (née Patterson - died 13th February 1964, age 77), of Reefton, Nelson, New Zealand,


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1868 MitchellLancelot Robert GeorgeFg Off70469RAFBritish257 Sqd

HurricaneMIA1940-09-07Pupil pilot in the Reserve of Air Force Officers on 31 May 1937. Commissioned August 1937. Later granted an RAF short service commission and joined 85 Sqd at Debden in July 1938. Posted to 611 Sqd at Duxford on 5 September 1939. Joined 257 Sqd when it was reformed at Hendon in May 1940. Initially allocated Spitfires, but got Hurricanes instead. 19 July shared a Do 17. ‘B’ Flight Commander on 8 August. Damaged a Ju 88 on 13 August, damaged a Do 17 on the 20th and destroyed a Bf 110 on the 31st. Shot down in an action over the Thames Estuary at about 5.30pm on 7 September in Hurricane V 7254. He was believed to have crashed into the sea and was reported “Missing”. Also missing after the engagement was Flight Lieutenant Hugh Beresford of 257 whose remains would be found in 1979. Killed 7 September 1940 at 17:30hrs. Hurricane I (P3049) was shot down over the Thames Estuary. Runnymede Panel 6 Age 24

1869 MitchellPeterSgt932483RAFVRBritish65 Sqd

SpitfireKIA1942-07-26Calcutta Bhowanipore Cemetery Kolkata India Age 20

1870 MitchellPhilip Henry GurreyFg Off42252British266 Sqd
Spitfire
1871 MitchellRichard RonaldSgt45093BritishSqdMBE

DFC

Hurricane
1872 MoberlyGeorge EdwardFg Off90332RAF AAFBritish616 Sqd

SpitfireKIA1940-08-26Killed 26 August 1940 at 12:15hrs. Shot down over Dover by Bf 109. Spitfire I (N3275) crashed at Eastchurch in Kent. Caterham and Warlingham (Caterham) Burial Ground England Age 25


1873 MolsonHartland de MontarvilleFg Off (RCAF)RCAFCanadian1 Sqd (RCAF)

Order of Canada

OBE

Order of Canada

Hurricane1WIADiedLanding accident on return from a sortie at Hornchurch on 18 August 1940, damaged Hurricane I (3757). Credited with damaging three aircraft before downing a He 111 on 11 September 1940. Shot down by fighters and baled out of Hurricane I (P3873) over Canterbury, wounded, on 5 October 1940. Molson returned to Canada early in 1941.
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1874 MonkDenis AubreySgt142560British236 Sqd

Blenheim
1875 MonkErnest William JohnPlt Off44403RAFBritish25 Sqd

BlenheimKIA1940-11-21Runnymede Panel 9 Age 26
1876 MontaguGeorge WroughtonSqd Ldr26241RAFBritish236 Sqd (CO)

BlenheimKIA1940-12-21Bayeux War Cemetery
1877 MontgomeryCecil RobertPlt Off42421RAFBritish615 Sqd
HurricaneKIA1940-08-14Shot down and killed over the Channel off Dover 14 August 1940 in Hurricane I (P3160) at 12:50hrs. Oye-Plage Communal Cemetery Age 26
1878 MontgomeryDHBritish501 Sqd
Hurricane
1879 MontgomeryHerbert FrancisSgt741305RAFVRBritish43 Sqd

HurricaneKIA1940-08-14Joined 43 Sqd on 3 August 1940. KIA off Dover while on patrol in Hurricane I (P3160) on 14 August 1940, at 12:50hrs. Senneville sur Fecamp Churchyard
1880 MoodyDennis GeorgeSgt118929British604 Sqd

Blenheim
1881 MoodyHenry WollastonPlt Off81046RAFVRBritish602 Sqd

SpitfireMIA1940-09-07Baled safely out of Spitfire I (P9423) 19 August 1940 at 14:50hrs near North Berstead after attacking a Ju 88 off Bognor Regis. His aircraft hit by return fire from the rear gunner. Slight burns to his hands. 7 September 1940 shot down and killed near Biggin Hill at 17:30hrs in Spitfire I (X4256). Runnymede Panel 9
1882 MooreArthur RobertSgt102100British245 Sqd 3 SqdDFC
HurricaneDied
1883 MoorePeter JohnSgt1450860RAFVRAustralian253 Sqd

HurricaneKIA1943-10-22 Age 21Harrogate Stonefall Cemetery England

1884 MooreWilliam RoyPlt Off77947British264 Sqd

Defiant

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Died
1885 MooreWilliam StoreyFg Off (later Sqd Ldr)40007RAFIrish (Australian mother)236 Sqd

BlenheimKIA1943-12-24Runnymede Panel 118

William Storey Moore—or Billy as he was known to the family—was born in Dublin on 21 November 1916. His father was William Moore MA of 10 Frankford Park, Dundrum, Dublin. Billy was schooled in Dublin until 1932, possibly at The High School, which his brother Sidney attended. He continued his education in Australia between 1934 and 36 and spent some time on a property at Kellyville, northwest of Sydney, NSW (known as Bob’s Ranch). He also perhaps holidayed at Aspendale Beach, near Melbourne. Shortly after his return to the United Kingdom, he joined the RAF on a short service commission in June 1937. He began ab initio training on 24 May, was appointed acting pilot officer on 9 August 1937, and proceeded to 10 Flying Training School, Tern Hill on 21 August 1937. He was appointed Pilot Officer on 24 May 1938, service number 40007, and joined the FAA Pool at Gosport on 10 October. He was promoted to Flying Officer on 12 December 1939. Eire was officially neutral during the Second World War but Billy proudly wore his RAF wings. He had willingly sworn an oath to serve the English king and country. As a member of the Commonwealth, he also fought for his mother’s country, Australia. At some point he met Celia Beck and they married on 4 July 1940, in St Peter’s Church, Over Wallop, Hampshire. Their son Liam (an Irish diminutive of William) was born on 9 November 1942. Billy joined 236 Squadron at Martlesham Heath on 26 January 1940 (coincidentally given his Australian connection and heritage, Australia Day). There he flew Blenheims on anti-submarine patrols for Coastal Command (and, briefly, with Fighter Command). The squadron later moved to Mount Batten and, on 26 October, during the dying days of the Battle of Britain, he was appointed ‘C’ Flight Commander. On 19 November, Billy led his flight to RAF Aldergrove where it joined a flight from 235 Squadron to reform 272 Squadron. Billy was then appointed commander of 272 Squadron’s ‘A’ Flight. The squadron was originally equipped with Blenheims but later converted to Beaufighters. Billy flew his first sortie with the newly operational squadron on 23 November 1940. He was promoted to Flight Lieutenant on 3 December and then to Squadron Leader on 1 March 1942. On 29 October 1943, Billy was posted to 143 Squadron, based at Portreath, Cornwall, flying Beaufighters. The squadron provided fighter support for anti-submarine aircraft operating over the Bay of Biscay. The 143 Squadron operations record book reveals that, at 9.50 a.m. on 24 December, six Beaufighters were detailed to carry out an interception over the Bay. They sighted two Heinkel He 177s. Squadron Leader Moore, who was flying Beaufighter ‘N’ JM160, engaged one of the Heinkels at 500 yards. It was his first combat since commencing his second tour. Billy closed, firing to 200 yards. Then, a vivid flash was seen in front of ‘N’, which broke in two and disintegrated. Billy and his navigator, Pilot Officer Philip Heslop Froment, were killed instantly. The squadron’s Commanding Officer, Wing Commander Edric Hartgill Hardy, later speculated in his combat report that ‘N’ was shot down because of its slow closing speed in the field of fire of the enemy’s rear cannon.



1886 MoreJames Winter CarmichaelSqd Ldr (later Grp Cpt)26161RAFBritish73 Sqd

DFC
HurricaneKIA1944-09-12Pre war member of RAF. Flew to France in April 1940 to take command of 73 Sqd in Hurricanes where he shot down several enemy aircraft. DFC. He did not shoot any down during the Battle of Britain. Killed later in the war. Singapore Memorial Column 431 Age 34
1887 MorewoodRoger Edward GuyFlt Lt37978British248 Sqd

BlenheimSurviving aircrew
1888 MorfillPercy FrederickFSgt47655British501 Sqd
DFM

Hurricane1914-2004
1889 MorganPeter JacquesPlt Off42992British238 Sqd

Hurricane1919-1977
1890 MorganThomas Frederick DaltonFlt Lt (later Grp Cpt)British43 Sqd

DSO

DFC & Bar
Hurricane15Joined 43 Sqd in June as "B" Flight commander. 2 kills up to 7 August 1940. On 8 August 1940 he shot down a Bf 109 and a Ju 87, and also shot down a He 111 on 13 August 1940. 3 more kills during the Battle, as well as 7 more kills at night (including two on the same night) after the Battle. Dalton-Morgan was made C/O of the Squadron on 16 September 1940 DFC 6 September 1940. Bar to DFC 30 May 1941. DSO on 25 May 1943. Left the RAF as a Group Captain in 1952. 1917-2004
1891 Morgan-GrayHugh40556RAFBritish46 Sqd

HurricaneWIAKIA1941-02-22Wounded 3 September 1940 at 10:30hrs. Baled out Hurricane I wounded after being attacked by a Bf 109 over Rochford. Scopwick Church Burial Ground
1892 MorrisEdward JamesPlt OffSouth African79 Sqd

DSO

DFC
HurricaneWIAWounded 31 August 1940 at 18:50hrs. Crash landed his Hurricane I (P3877) after combat with a Do 17.
1893 MorrisJohnPlt Off78088British248 Sqd

Blenheim
1894 MorrisonJoseph PearsonSgt754728RAFVRBritish17 Sqd

46 Sqd

HurricaneKIA1940-10-22KIA on 22 October 1940. Shot down in Hurricane I (R4074) over Dungeness at 16:50hrs. Newcastle on Tyne St Andrews and Jesmond Cemetery

1895 MorrisonNeilSgt740636RAFVRBritish54 Sqd

72 Sqd

74 Sqd

Spitfire2KIA1941-02-24Joined RAFVR September 1937 as an Airman u/t Pilot. Called up on 1st September 1939. 7 OTU, Hawarden on 2nd September. Converting to Spitfires and joined 54 Sqd at Catterick on 17th September 1940. First flight was made on the 18th, a sector reconnaissance. Moved to 72 Sqd at Biggin Hill on 4th October and then to 74 Sqd, also at Biggin Hill, on the 26th. Probably destroyed a Me109 on 29th October, destroyed another over the Channel between Dover and Calais on 1st November and shared in the destruction of a Me109 on 2nd December, with S/Ldr. AG Malan. Shared in the destruction of a Me110 on 22nd February 1941. Two days later posted 'Failed to Return' after a patrol in Spitfire IIa P7618. His body was washed ashore at Lydd-on-Sea on 6th May 1941. Glasgow Eastwood New Cemetery Scotland Age 26


1896 Morrogh-RyanOliver Bertram 'Buck'Plt Off40970RAFBritish41 Sqd

SpitfireKIA1941-07-26With 68 Sqn. Born Co. Meath, Ireland 1919. Barton St Cuthbert Churchyard Age 22

1897 MortimerPercival AlexanderPlt Off (later F lt Lt)87382RAFVRBritish85 Sqd

257 Sqd

HurricaneKIA1942-11-07Newcastle on Tyne West Road Cemetery England Age 28

1898 Mortimer-RoseEdward BrianPlt Off (later Flt Lt)41944British234 Sqd

DFC
KIA1943-01-28Medjez El Bab War CemeteryTunisia Age 22


1899 MortonJames StorrsFg Off90727British603 Sqd

DFC
SpitfireWIA1982On patrol 5 October 1940 at 11:55hrs when Spitfire I (K9807) was shot down by a Bf 109 of JG 53 over Dover. Baled out but was burned.
1900 MossRaymond ChristopherSgt174241British29 Sqd

Blenheim

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