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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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#Name (↑)First NamesRankService No.Air ForceCountry of Origin* (↑)SquadronsAwardsAircraft (↑)VictoriesFate in BattleFate After BattleDateOfDeathNotesPhoto
2301 Rose-PriceArthur ThomasF/O39762RAFBritish501 Sqd
HurricaneKIA1940-09-02Joined 501 Sqd on the morning 2 September 1940. KIA the same afternoon while on patrol. Shot down over Dungeness at 16:30hrs in Hurricane I (L1578). Runnymede Panel 6
2302 RosierFredrick ErnestSqd Ldr37425British229 Sqd

GCB (Knight Grand Cross)



HurricaneWIADiedBadly burned in France when shot down before the Battle of Britain. Took command of 229 Sqd Hurricane in the closing stages of the Battle.
2303 RossAlexander RichardPlt Off84922RAFVRBritish25 Sqd

610 Sqd

Blenheim/SpitfireKIA1941-04-15Pilot Surbiton Cemetery England Age 21
2304 RossJack KennethPlt Off (later Flt Lt)79163RAFVRBritish17 Sqd
HurricaneWIAKIA1942-01-06Shot down and wounded by British AA fire over Chatham area 13 October 1940. Baled out of Hurricane I (P3536) at 13:50hrs. Runnymede Panel 66
2305 RothwellJohn HedleyPlt Off33576RAFBritish601 Sqd

605 Sqd

32 Sqd

HurricaneKIA1941-02-22Poynings Cemetery Sussex England Age 20
2306 RoundJames HenrySgt740667RAFVRBritish248 Sqd

BlenheimKIA1940-08-19Killed on 19 August 1940 as pilot of Blenheim IVf (L9457). Crew (JH Round W.H.Want and M.P.Digby-Worsley) were on a recce of the Norwegian coast and they failed to return. Runnymede Panel 19
2307 RourkeJohnSgt56988British248 Sqd

2308 RouseGeoffrey WalterSgt132337British236 Sqd

2309 RowdenJohn HamptonPlt Off83249RAFVRBritish64 Sqd

616 Sqd

SpitfireKIA1941-04-08Dunkirk Town Cemetery France

2310 RowellPeter ArchibaldSgt115449British249 Sqd


2311 RoyceMichael Elliot AppelbeeFg Off90076British504 Sqd

2312 RoyceWilliam BarringtonFg Off90062British504 Sqd

2313 RozwadowskiMieczysławPlt Off76720PAFPolish151 Sqd

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Medal Lotniczy

Hurricane1MIA1940-08-15He came directly to Great Britain in January 1940. From RAF North Weald in Harricane V7410 patrolling Dover area. During the action, enemy groups were encountered. KIA 15 August 1940 at 19:20hrs, on patrol in Hurricane I (V7410) from North Weald over Dover, shot down by a Bf 109 during a large scale combat
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2314 RóżyckiWładysławPlt Off (later Flt Lt)76762PAFPolish238 Sqd

306 Sqd

306 Polish Sqd

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Medal Lotniczy (x3)

Hurricane4Died1970-08-08Reached England in January 1940. After training in 6 OTU, assigned to 238 Sqd RAF, with which he took part from 01.07.-31.10.1940 active in the Battle. Then he flew in 306 Sqd Polish (1941) and 32 Sqd RAF (1943-1944). In 1945 transferred to 1 and 5 Ferry Unit. He died in Toronto ON Canada
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2315 RuddockWilfred ShepherdSgt753197British23 Sqd

2316 RudlandClifford PercivalSgt65998British263 Sqd

DFC & Bar
HurricaneMarch 1996Born in 1915, joined RAFVR in March 1939, as an Airman u/t Pilot. Joined 263 Sqd at Grangemouth on 1 August 1940. Attached to 6 OTU, Sutton Bridge on 5 September and, after converting to Hurricanes, rejoined 263 on 13 September. Commissioned in May 1941, Rudland destroyed two Bf 109s in the air and damaged a Ju 87 on the ground during a sortie in a Whirlwind against Maupertas airfield in France on 6 August that year. Appointed a Flight Commander later in 1941 and awarded the DFC. Posted to 19 Squadron at Perranporth in September 1942, as a Flight Commander. Detached to Vickers-Supermarine, Southampton, in December, for test pilot duties, remaining there until October 1943. He joined 131 Squadron in November as a Flight Commander. Promoted to acting Squadron Leader in August 1944 and given command of 64 Sqd at Harrowbeer. Posted away in March 1945 as Wing Commander Flying at Andrews Field, Essex. Bar to the DFC. From May to August 1945 Rudland served at HQ No 11 Group and then went on a course at the Command and General Staff School at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Rudland returned to the UK in November 1945 and was released from the RAF later in the month, as a Wing Commander. He served in the RAFVR from 1946 to 1951.
2317 RushmerFrederick WilliamFlt Lt90192British603 Sqd

SpitfireKIA1940-09-05Born 12th April 1910 in Sisland, Norfolk. Joined 603 Sqd Auxiliary Air Force in 1934. Full-time service with the squadron on 23rd August 1939, made leader of Red Section. 30th July 1940 Rushmer shared in destroying a He111 south-east of Montrose. His aircraft hit by return fire. On 29th August forced-landing at Bossingham in Spitfire P9459 after combat over Deal, slightly wounded. Failed to retum from combat with Do17's and Me109's over Biggin Hill on 5th September 1940. His Spitfire, X4261, could have been that which crashed at Buckmans Green Farm, Smarden. The pilot from this aircraft was buried as 'unknown' in All Saints' churchyard, Staplehurst on 11th September 1940. Killed 5 September 1940 at 10:00hrs. Spitfire I (X4261) shot down in a fierce dogfight with Bf 109 over the Weald of Kent. Buried in the village churchyard at Staplehurst. Because two pilots were unaccounted for that day his gravestone was marked ' An airman of the 1939 - 1945 War, Royal Air Force ---- Known unto God. He was finally honored 58 years later after a remarkable crusade which lasted 8 years by a 64 year old woman (Jean Liddicoat) to prove the grave was rightfully that of F.W. Rushmer.

2318 RusselBlair Dalzell 'Dal'Fg Off (later W/C)C/1319RCAFCanadian1 Sqd (RCAF)


DFC & Bar

Croix de Guerre (France)

Order of Orange-Nassau (Holland)

Czech War Cross

Hurricane8DiedJoined up at the outbreak of war with No 1 Sqd RCAF. Destroyed eight aircraft before the end of September 1940. DFC 25 October 1940. Repatriated to Canada for most of 1941 and 1942. Returned to serve with a number of Canadian Squadrons. Bar to the DFC on the 16 November 1943. Dropped a rank to take command of a Squadron again, and on June 10 1944 flew to a forward airfield in France, becoming the first Spitfire to land in France after the invasion. DSO 3 October 1944.
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2319 RussellGraham HerbertPlt Off42025British236 Sqd

2320 RussellHumphrey a'BeckettFlt Lt37692British32 Sqd

HurricaneWIAOn patrol on the 18 August 1940 in Hurricane I (V7363). Baled out seriously wounded following combat with a Bf 110 from ZG 26 near to Edenbridge, at 13:55hrs.
2321 RussellJohn TrevorPlt Off42769British141 Sqd


Wikipedia discussion of Defiant tactics
2322 RussellLeslie PlimmerSgt (later Flt Sgt)40209RNZAFNew Zealander264 Sqd


Wikipedia discussion of Defiant tactics
KIA1942-05-20Air Gunner. Durnbach War Cemetery Age 25
2323 RustC ASgt905074British85 Sqd 249 SqdHurricane
2324 RustonPaulFlt Lt37291British604 Sqd

2325 RutterRobert DurhamPlt Off42574British73 Sqd

HurricaneWIAWounded 5 September 1940 at 15:25hrs. Shot down inHurricane I (P3110) near Billericay, Essex by return fire from a Ju 88. Baled out.
2326 RyallBrowneCpl (later Sgt)746911RAFVRBritish29 Sqd

MIA1941-05-07Runnymede Panel 51 Age 25
2327 RyallsDerek LangPlt Off (later Sqd Ldr)44601RAFBritishFIUBlenheimKIA1944-12-26Pilot, Brussels Town Cemetery Belgium Age 32
2328 RyderEdgar NormanFlt Lt (later Grp Cpt)39193British41 Sqd


DFC & Bar


SpitfirePoW. Survived war1995While CO of Kenley Wg. Commissioned October 1936. Shot down 27 September 1940 at 15:45hrs. Baled out of his Spitfire I (R6755) after being shot down by a Bf 109. Shot down and captured 1941.

Born in Risalpur India— 28 November 1914. He returned to England at the age of 10. At seventeen, he joined the British Army, serving with the Royal Fusiliers for three years before being accepted in the RAF with a short service commission. Following a year of flight training, he joined 41 Sqd at RAF Catterick flying the Hawker Demon, Hawker Fury and then Supermarine Spitfire. In April 1940, flying a Spitfire, he shot down a Heinkel He 111 over the sea. The crew was rescued but he himself lost power and ditched in the sea as well. His aircraft sank immediately and he only just managed to get out of the cockpit, deep beneath the surface. He was awarded a DFC. During the Battle of Britain, his score grew to over five victories, but at the end of September he was shot down, bailing out unhurt over England. He rejoined the Battle and continued to increase his score. In January of 1941, he took command of 56 Sqd at RAF North Weald and the following June was leading the Kenley Wing. He was awarded a Bar to his DFC in July. In October, Ryder was shot down again (by anti-aircraft fire) and was captured. He made an escape from prison, but was recaptured in Poland in 1943. Because of his escape attempts, he was Mentioned in Despatches and after the war, he was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire. He retired from the RAF a Group Captain in 1960

2329 RyplFrantisekPlt Off (later W/C)82900RAFVRCzech310 Sqd Czech

HurricaneDied1973-08-021.1940 left via Balkan route to France. 7.1940 Great Britain, RAF VR. 310 Sqd, B Squadron Commander, participant of the Battle of Britain, 8.1941 IDL, President's Office, night fighter training, 9.1942 to 307 Sqd Polish sq., 8.11.1942 crashed with Beaufighter, He
2330 SadlerHerbert SamuelFlt Sgt (later P/O)44825RAFBritish611 Sqd

SpitfireKIA1941-02-05Runnymede Panel 34 Age 24
2331 SadlerNorman AlfredPlt Off82732RAFVRBritish235 Sqd

BlenheimMIA1940-12-16Great Bircham St Mary Churchyard Age 26
2332 SalmonHarold Nigel EgertonFg Off (late Captain)RAFBritish1 Sqd

229 Sqd

HurricaneMIA1943-12-06Transport Command. Ottawa Memorial Panel 3 Column 2
2333 SalmondWilliam Noel ComptonPlt Off40947British64 Sqd

2334 SalwayErnestSgt749368RAFVRBritish141 Sqd


Wikipedia discussion of Defiant tactics
KIA1942-06-21Air Gunner. Ulrum General Cemetery de Marne Holland Age 22
2335 SamolińskiWłodzimierz Michał C 'Sammy'Plt Off76709PAFPolish253 Sqd

VM KW MLHurricane2MIA1940-09-26RAF Kenley on a patrol flight. His plane was seen falling into the sea. Possible shot down. Killed 26 September 1940 at 11:00hrs. Hurricane I (V7470) was shot down over the Channel.
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2336 SampleJohnSqd Ldr90278RAFBritish504 Sqd (CO)DFC
HurricaneKIA1941-10-28Bothal St Andrew Churchyard Age 28
2337 SampsonArthurSgt522757British23 Sqd

2338 SandersJames Gilbert 'Sandy'Flt Lt37510British111 Sqd

615 Sqd

253 Sqd

Hurricane16+Survived warAugust 2002.Wing Commander James Sanders DFC was the third RAF pilot to fly the Hurricane while with 111 Sqd, the first RAF unit to get the Hawker Hurricane. By the end of May 1940 he had over 1,000 hours on Hurricanes. A gifted pilot he amassed 16 victories and gained the DFC during the Battle of France.

Born in Richmond, Surrey England 19 June 1914. Educated in Genoa, Italy until the age of 19. Joined the RAF on a short service commission, beginning his training on 25th November 1935. Posted to 10 FTS Ternhill on 1st February 1936 and after completing his training joined 111 Squadron on 10th August. 4 October 1939 joined 615 Sqd at Croydon as 'B' Flight Commander. On 15 November led his flight of Gladiators to Merville France in company with those of 607 Sqd. On 29 December 1939 during a weather test chased He 111 up to 23,000 feet and used up all his ammunition, but lost it in cloud. Hit by return fire, he crash-landed near Valenciennes, badly concussed. On 17 May 1940 destroyed a Ju88 of 7/LG1 near Lille, one of three enemy aircraft he claimed whilst in France. However again return fire caused a forced-landing. Returned to Kenley on the 20 May. 'G' Flight Commander on 23rd May with up of six Gladiators. Attached to 604 Squadron at Manston for operations. DFC 4th June 1940. Destroyed a Me110 and damaged another on 22nd June in Hurricane P2487. Probable Me109 on the 30 June. Damaged two He111s on 16 August, destroyed a He111 and a Ju88 and shared another Ju88 on the 18, shot down a Ju88 and damaged a He111 during the night of 24th/25th August. During the Battle of Britain he refused to leave 11 Group when 615 Sqd was rested, so he borrowed a Hurricane from 253 Sqd, flew three night sorties with it, on 9th, 13th and 25th September. In the early hours of the 25th he destroyed a He111. The attachment to 253 ceased on 28th September and Sanders was then attached to 66 Squadron at Gravesend, to help form 421 Flight. In 421's ORB he is listed as one of 421's original pilots. Specifically asked to lead a special Fighter Interception Unit. After a few days he was attached to the Fighter Interception Unit. On 14th October 1940 Sanders was given command of 422 Flight, which was attached to the FIU at Shoreham. The Flight formed the nucleus of 96 Sqd on its formation at Cranage on 18th December 1940. Sanders was made a Flight Commander in the new squadron. In January 1941 moved to 255 Squadron at Kirton-in-Lindsey in February. During the nights of 11th and 13th March probably destroyed He111s and on 7th April he damaged a Ju88. On 23rd June 1941 he was posted away to 60 OTU East Fortune and in September he became Squadron Leader Flying there. June 1942 he was made Wing Commander Flying at 53 OTU Llandow and later at 61 OTU Rednal. Later Station Commander at Hunsdon, Zeals and Hutton Cranswick.

RAF Kenley being attacked on 18 August 1940 by Dornier Do 17 bombers. 'Sandy' Sanders DFC about to give chase in Hawker Hurricane KW-R while in the background Supermarine Spitfires of 64 Sqd engage Messerschmidt Bf 109s.

2339 SandersPhilip JamesSqd Ldr36057British92 Sqd (CO)

2340 SandersDonald JosephFly Off41619RAFBritish54 Sqd

KIA1940-09-07Catterick Cemetery Age 21
2341 SandiferAlfred KempSgt156361British604 Sqd

2342 SargentRobert Edward ButlerSgt122024British219 Sqd


2343 SarreAlfred RichardSgt197053British603 Sqd

SpitfireWIADiedBaled safely out Spitfire I (R7021) 30 August 1940 at 16:55hrs after combat with a Bf 109 near West Malling, Kent. Wounded 7 September 1940 when he baled out Spitfire I (P9467) over the Thames Estuary at 17:30hrs.
2344 SasakWilhelmSgt781267PAFPolish32 Sqd

Medal Lotniczy

HurricaneKIA1940-11-30RAF Tangmere, Hurricane P3704 during combat flight. Engine failure and fire. Poisoned by smoke and exhaust gas entering the cabin, crashed near Chichester. St Richard Roman Catholic Church in Chichester. Polish War Memorial Age 24
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2345 SatchellWilliam Arthur JohnSqd Ldr29048British302 Sqd Polish (CO)


2346 SaundersAlbert Fredrick CharlesSgt748574RAFVRBritish600 Sqd
SpitfireKIA1940-09-07 Age 19Wandsworth Earlsfield Cemetery. Son of Albert Victor and Eliza Amelia Saunders, of Clapham. Sergeant A F C Saunders, Sergeant J W Davies: killed; aircraft accident, Rainham Essex, Blenheim L6684, 600 Squadron, 7 September 1940. Sergeant John William DAVIES (938521) Air Gunner Blenheim I L6684. National Archives Reference: AIR81/3118

2347 SaundersGerald Alfred WellesleyFlt Lt37482RAFBritish65 Sqd (CO)

Spitfire3Survived warSeptember 1999 in KenyaAssumed command of 65 Sqd after death of S/L H.C.Sawyer 2 August 1940 until A.L.Holland arrived to take command in mid August.

Born 30 June 1914. Joined the RAF. Initial training course on 28 October 1935. To 7 FTS Peterborough 4 January 1936. Joined 65 Sqd at Hornchurch on 13 July 1936. 'B' Flight Commander 2 March 1939 as an Acting Flight Lieutenant. Shared a Hs126 on 24 May 1940, a probable Me109 and damaged a Ju88 on 26 May and a probable Do17 on 27 May. Destroyed Me109s on 7 and 9 July. Shared a Do17 and damaged a Me110 on 26 August. Took command of 65 on 30 October 1940 as an Acting Squadron Leader. DFC 4 April 1941. Left squadron in September 1941 and following years are undocumented until Saunders was released from the RAF in 1945 as a Wing Commander. He later settled in Kenya and is believed to have died there.

2348 SavageThomas WoodSgt (later Flt Lt)105167RAFVRBritish64 Sqd

SpitfireKIA1943-07-10Malta Memorial Panel 6 Column 1 Age 23

2349 SavillJoseph ErnestSgt740971British242 Sqd

151 Sqd

2350 SawardCyril JosephSgt137927RAFVRBritish615 Sqd

501 Sqd

Hurricane V6600DiedOn patrol 18 September 1940. Baled out of Hurricane I (V6600) safely after being shot down by a Bf 109 over Tonbridge at 09:35hrs. Crashed between Overbridge Farm and Clapper Lane, Staplehurst

Born on 17th August 1918 and joined the RAFVR in Coventry in June 1939. He moved to 501 Squadron at Gravesend on 9th Septembe,. Saward died in June 1988 in Kenilworth, Warwicks

Courtesy Richard Saward

2351 SawiczTadeusz WładysławFg OffP-0596PAFPolish303 Sqd Polish

Virtuti Militari



Krzyz Walecznych (x4)

Medal Lotniczy (x4)

HurricaneDied2011-10-19Last living Polish pilot participating in Battle of Britain. In 2006 promoted by President of Poland to rank of Brigade General. Died in Toronto, Canada,
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Plate from 'Men Of The Battle Of Britain' by Ken Wynne

2352 SawyerHenry Cecil 'Sam'Sqd Ldr33144RAFBritish65 Sqd (CO)

SpitfireKIA1940-08-02 Age 25Killed 2 August 1940. Taking off for night patrol, he crashed and Spitfire I (R6799) was burned out. City of London Cemetery and Crematorium Manor Park England

2353 SayersJames Edgar 'Jimmy'Flt Sgt56024British41 Sqd

SpitfireRe-mustered to engine fitter October 1940; discharged from RAF as Warrant Officer January 1953. Born 10 April 1910
2354 Schadtler-LawKennithPlt Off42267British605 Sqd

HurricaneWIADiedInjured when Hurricane I (P2717) hit by return fire from Heinkel He 111s of KG 26 off Newcastle 15 August 1940, at 14:20hrs. Hurricane repaired after force landing on Hartlepool Golf course. After the war he changed his name to Law
2355 SchollarEdward CranstonPlt Off78256British248 Sqd

2356 SchumerFrancis HerbertPlt Off84970RAFVRBritish600 Sqd

BlenheimKIA1941-07-12Pilot. Son of Mrs J Schumer, 107, Hodford Rd., NW11. Educated at Giggleswick School and Worcester College, Oxford and a member of the University Air Squadron. He joined the RAFVR in June 1939 as trainee 754291 and Commissioned in Sept. 1940. Pilot Officer with 600 Sqd. Crash landed in a Blenheim on September 12 1940, fought throughout the Battle.Killed in action 1941-07-12 aged 22 years. Cremated at Golders Green cemetery.
2357 SchwindLionel HaroldFlt Lt37870British257 Sqd

43 Sqd

213 Sqd

HurricaneKIA1940-09-27Son of Lionel and Florence nee Dayton of Crowborough, Sussex and husband of Georgina nee Trueman. Joined the RAF in 1936. Posted to Iraq but returned to flying Hurricanes throughout the Battle of Britain. Shot down and killed over Gatwick on 1940-09-27 in Hurricane N2401 'O' at 0925 hrs. crashing on Wildemesse golf course, Seal, near Sevenoaks. aged 27 years. Buried at Crowborough Cemetery, Sussex, England grave 1723. His brother 581353 Sgt. Gordon Louis Schwind RAF, was killed aged 21 on May 26 1940 and is buried at Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium.

2358 SclandersKirkpatrick MaclurePlt Off37301RAFVRCanadian242 Sqd

HurricaneKIA1940-09-09Died 9 September 1940 at 17:30hrs. Crash landed Hurricane I (P3087) near Rye after being attacked by a Bf 109. Whyteleaf St Luke Churchyard
2359 ScottAlfred EnochSgt (later P/O)117308RAFVRBritish73 Sqd

422 Flt
HurricaneMIA1942-08-19Runnymede Panel 71 Age 25
2360 ScottAlec Maxtone WrightPlt Off76023RAFVRBritish3 Sqd

607 Sqd

HurricaneKIA1941-01-02Baled out Hurricane I (P3860) safely after colliding with another member of his Squadron (I.B.Difford) 7 October 1940 at 16:00hrs. Black Bourton St Mary Churchyard England Age 29
2361 ScottDouglas ReginaldFlt Lt (later W/C)90246RAF AAFBritish605 Sqd


HurricaneKIA1941-11-08Dunkirk Town Cemetery France Age 33
2362 ScottDonald StuartPlt Off40569British73 Sqd

2363 ScottErnestSgt525152British222 Sqd

SpitfireKIA1940-09-27Air Ace. On the morning of the 27th, he downed an Me109. He went out again in the afternoon but failed to return in Spitfire I (P9364). At 16:00hrs a German Fighter ace in an Me109 shot him down. His parents were told he came down at sea and so his name was put on the Runnymede memorial, for those with no known grave. In the 1980's, two amateur aviation archaeologists thought a plane that had been seen diving at full speed into a field in Kent, was Ernest's Spitfire. They tried to get permission to retrieve the wreck without success. They needed permission from the family. In 1990, they put an advert in the Mansfield press and got a reply from Ernest's brother. They took him to the scene of the crash. Ernest's brother wrote to the MoD without success, and then, in desperation, to the Prince of Wales. Within days, an RAF crew came along and retrieved the wreck, with Ernest's remains still in it. He was given a burial at Margate Cemetery, with full military honours on the 1st of February 1991. 50 years after he died. The CO of RAF Manston, said of him, “He was a gentle and sensitive young man who knew the ideals he was fighting for. He is no longer missing.”

Bio by Jack Hayes

2364 ScottGeorge WardropSgt62257British64 Sqd

19 Sqd


2365 ScottIMWSgtBritish73 Sqd

2366 ScottJohn AlanSgt745385RAFVRBritish266 Sqd

611 Sqd

74 Sqd

SpitfireKIA1940-10-27 Age 22Born in 1918 at Greenford, West London. Joined RAFVR in March 1939 as an Airman u/t Pilot. Called up on 1 September 1939. 7 OTU Hawarden in early September 1940. Joined 266 Sqd at Wittering on 23 September. Moved to 611 Sqd at Tern Hill 27 September and then to 74 Sqd at Biggin Hill 23 October. Scott was shot down and killed in Spitfire II (P7526) in combat with Bf 109s over Maidstone on 27th October 1940. Crashed and exploded at Dundas Farm, Elmsted near Ashford. Alperton Cemetery England

2367 ScottRonald HamiltonFg Off90221British604 Sqd

2368 ScottWilliam JackSgtNew Zealander246 SqdDefiant

Wikipedia discussion of Defiant tactics
2369 ScottWilliam John Moir 'Jack' & 'Scotty'Fg Off70611British41 Sqd

SpitfireKIA1940-09-08In Spitfire I (N3038) 29 July 1940 at 07:50hrs. He had been in combat with Ju 87s and Bf 109s off Dover and went to land, but his under-carriage collapsed when he touched down. Not injured. Shot down and killed off Dover in Spitfire I (R6756) by a Bf 109 on 8 September 1940 at Dover Born Dundee, Scotland 14 June 1915 the son of William Moir Scott and Katherine Ellen Scott, of South Kensington, London, and is buried in Dundee Western Cemetery, Angus, Scotland, Section 19, Grave 25C. Age 25

2370 Scott-MaldenFrancis David StephenFg Off (later AVM)74690RAFVRBritish611 Sqd

603 Sqd


Norwegian War Cross

SpitfireDied on 1st March 2000.Born in 1919 Sussex England. Kings College, Cambridge where he studied Greek literature and the classics. University Air Squadron. Fighter training. June 1940, he joined 611 Sqd at RAF Digby, on Spitfires. To 603 City of Edinburgh Sqd as a flight leader. Ace and highly capable fighter pilot, best known for his superb leadership abilities. Commanding 54 Sqd for two months in late 1941, he was given the task of preparing two new all-Norwegian squadrons (331 and 332) for inclusion in a new Norwegian wing for which he was selected as Wing Commander. Norwegian War Cross. At 23, commanded RAF station Hornchurch—leading 1,000 airmen and 600 WAAFs. The citation accompanying his DSO concluded that 'The splendid success achieved on this and other occasions is largely attributable to the magnificent leadership displayed by Wing Commander Scott-Malden. He is a brilliant pilot and a fine tactician, whose thorough knowledge and personal example have proved worthy of the highest praise.' Retired in 1978.

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Portrait by Eric Kennington
2371 ScraseGeorge Edward ThomasFg Off90675British600 Sqd

BlenheimKIA1941-08-28600 Sqd in Battle. While testing the stalling speed of a Beaufighter V 28 September 1941, Scrase went into a spin. His radio observer baled out safely but Scrase was killed.
2372 SeabourneEric WilliamSgt (later Sqd Ldr)105162RAF AAFBritish238 Sqd

Hurricane3.5KIASurvived war21st March 2005Born 26th August 1919. Joined 601 Squadron Auxiliary Air Force June 1935 as an Aircrafthand/Air Gunner. In 1938 applied to RAFVR for pilot training. August 1938 to 15 E&RFTS Redhill, training on DH60s, Magisters, Harts and Audaxes. Posted to 9 FTS Hullavington in December 1939 to repeat his flying training course. Posted direct from 9 FTS to 151 Sqd at Martlesham Heath in May 1940. With no experience in Hurricanes he did not fly with the squadron. To 238 Sqd at Tangmere in June. After 3 hours on Masters went solo on the Hurricane. After 7 hours he was declared operational, without even having fired the guns. On 13th July shared a Me110 and damaged two more in his first encounter with the Luftwaffe. 8th August got a Me109 and on the 13th two more. He was shot down himself in Hurricane I P3764, engine seized up after a cannon shell in radiator. Then attacked by three Me109's and set on fire. Tried to bale out but his hood jammed, then the aircraft turned on its back and he fell out, taking the hood with him. After a delayed drop of 16,000 feet he opened his parachute, blew up his Mae West and went into the sea about seven miles south of the Isle of Wight. Picked up by the destroyer HMS Bulldog and taken to the Royal Naval Hospital at Haslar. After a week, moved to Park Prewitt Hospital at Basingstoke, where he remained for seven months undergoing plastic surgery by Harold Gillies. (Some reports he was shot down in flames 13 August 1940 in Hurricane I (P3764) by a Bf 109 at 07:30hrs and body was recovered from the sea. This report of his death was exaggerated!) In May 1941 posted to 2 Delivery Flight at Colerne. Commissioned in August and in October joined 276 (ASR) Squadron as a Flight Commander. DFC 23rd June 1942. December 1942 was given command of 275 (ASR) Squadron at RAF Valley and led it until February 1945, when it was disbanded. From then to June 1945 he was at HQ 10 Group as Ops 1. Seabourne stayed in the RAF postwar and retired on 2nd December 1960 as a Squadron Leader.

2373 SecretanDennisPlt Off41746British54 Sqd

72 Sqd

2374 ŠedaKarelSgt (later Flt Lt)787549 121182Czech310 Sqd Czech

Hurricane1Died1992-06-15Died Prague
2375 SeddonJohn WilfredPlt Off (later F/O)74711RAFVRBritish601 Sqd

HurricaneKIA1941-03-31 Age 23Painswick Cemetery England

2376 SeghersEugene Georges AachillesPlt Off (later Flt Lt)86162RAFVRBelgian46 Sqd

32 Sqd

Hurricane1KIA1944-07-26Shot down into sea 24 August by Bf 109 near Eltham at 16:30hrs in Hurricane I (V6567). Rescued, he went on patrol the next day and had his first success three days later. Brussels Town Cemetery Belgian Airmen's Field of Honour

Belgium Aircrew Losses

2377 SellersRaymond FrederickSgt (later Flt Lt)111224RAFVRBritish111 Sqd

46 Sqd


Hurricane0.5Survived war16th May 2010.Born London 9 October 1919. Joined RAFVR in August 1939 as an Airman u/t Pilot. To 3 ITW Hastings on 18 September, to 6 EFTS Sywell 26 November and then to 8 FTS Montrose on 9 April 1940. Posted to 6 OTU Sutton Bridge. Converted to Hurricanes joined 111 Squadron at Croydon on 17th August. Following combat over Essex on the 26 August, crashed near Brightwell Church, Martlesham Heath in Hurricane R4096. Hospital with slight injuries and shock. On 15 September 1940 joined 46 Sqd at Stapleford and claimed a share in the destruction of a Me110 on 27 September. Posted to 2 CFS Cranwell on 13 January 1941 for an instructors course. Then to 5 EFTS Meir on 23 March 1941. Instructing for the rest of the war. Posted to Church Lawford and served with three different units there; with 2 CFS from 12th September 1941 to 28th June 1942, with No. 1 FIS from 5th July to 26th October 1942 and with 18(P) AFU from 27th October to 6th December 1942. Sellers then went to 3 FIS, serving with it from 7th December 1942 until 15th July 1944. Commissioned in October 1942 AFC 8 June 1944). 7 FIS Upavon from 15th July 1944 to 9th December 1945. Released from the RAF on the 10th December as a Flight Lieutenant.

Joined 111 Sqd 17 August 1940 with just 34 hrs logged on Hurricanes. He amassed 122 flying hours during the Battle of Britain. Shot down 26 August 1940 during combat with a couple of Bf 110s over Essex. Transferred to 46 Sqd at Stapelford Tawney (satellite for North Weald ) on 18 September after recovering in hospital. That day the Squadron lost Sgt.G.W.Jeffries.

2378 SelwayJohn BarryFg Off90219British604 Sqd

2379 SeniorBenjaminSgt1002640British600 Sqd

2380 SeniorJohn NormanSgt748662RAFVRBritish23 Sqd

BlenheimKIA1941-03-21Pilot. Maidenhead All Saints Cemetery Age 20
2381 SeredynAntoniSgtPolish32 Sqd

2382 ServiceArthurSgt749347RAFVRBritish29 Sqd

BlenheimKIA1941-10-15Wireless Operator/Air Gunner. Rheinberg War Cemetery Age 22
2383 SewellDonald AlecSgt (later Sqd Ldr)47397RAFBritish17 Sqd
HurricaneMIA1944-03-19Runnymede Panel 201 Age 28
2384 ShanahanMartin MichaelSgt741623RAFVRBritish1 Sqd

HurricaneMIA1940-08-16 Shot down and killed off Harwich 15 August 1940 at 15:00hrs in Hurricane I (P3043). Runnymede Panel 19 Age 25
2385 ShandMichael MorayPlt Off391368New Zealander54 Sqd

SpitfireDiedJoined 54 Sqd 24 August 1940 with a meagre 20hrs flying on Spitfires and no training at all in combat. Flew as No 2 to Al Deere on his first outing. Injured on 25 August 1940 at 19:20hrs in Spitfire I (R6969) attacked by a Bf 109 over Dover. Took part in the The Great Escape
2386 SharmanHerbert RonaldPlt Off78257British248 Sqd


BlenheimBorn in Wood Green, London 1907-10-22. Educated at Trinity County School. Joined the RAFVR in 1939, commissioned in March 1940 and fought throughout the Battle. He then trained in Canada and returned to the UK in 1943 as an instructor in navigation. With 297 Sqd he flew Whiteleys inserting agents into occupied Europe, and then flew VIPs to summit meetings in Casablanca, Tehran and Yalta. From March 1944 he undertook other VIP flights in the Far East and was awarded the AFC 1945-09-07.
2387 SharpBruce RobertsonSgt62818RAFVRBritish235 Sqd

BlenheimMIA1940-09-11Flying escort to Fairey Albacores 1940-09-11 in Blenheim IV-f (L9396). Albacores from the Fleet Air Arm on a raid on Calais at 17:30hrs. Blenheim IV-f (L9396) was shot down by a Bf 109. F/Lt F.W.Flood and his crew all died on the mission (N.B.Shorrocks & B.R.Sharp). Runnymede Panel 19
2388 SharpLeslie MarkPlt Off85241RAFBritish111 Sqd

HurricaneKIA1940-12-28Pilot Officer with 111 Sqd, son of Mr and Mrs M Sharp of 53 Adelaide Park, Belfast. Joined RAFVR August 1939 as trainee 758214. Commissioned on September 7 1940. Flew Hurricanes with 96 Sqd and 111 Sqd. On the night of 28 December 1940 he was flying with a squadron detachment at Squires Gate. After a normal night take-off in Hurricane P3899 Sharp climbed to 300 feet, then turned to port and crashed into the sea one mile off shore. He was drowned.He is buried at Carnmoney Jewish cemetery, Co. Antrim. Northern IrelandAge 23

2389 SharpRonald JamesSgt49537British236 Sqd

2390 SharpleyHughSgt742802British234 Sqd

SpitfireKIA1940-11-16Killed when Spitfire I (X4027) went into the sea off Porth, Cornwall on the 16th of November 1940. Runnymede Panel 19
2391 SharrattWilliam GordonSgt970532RAFVRBritish248 Sqd

BlenheimMIA1941-07-02Runnymede Panel 37 Age 26
2392 ShawIan GarstinFg Off40265RAFBritish264 Sqd


Wikipedia discussion of Defiant tactics
MIA1940-08-24F/O I.G.Shaw and his gunner A.Berry were killed 24 August 1940 at 12:40hrs. Defiant (L7027)shot down by Bf 109s of JG 3 off Manston. Runnymede Panel 6
2393 ShawRobert HenryPlt Off77465RAFVRBritish1 Sqd

HurricaneMIA1940-09-03Killed in action 3 September 1940 at 11:30hrs South of Maidstone in Hurricane I (P3782). Runnymede Panel 10
2394 SheadHarold Frederick WilliamSgt147535British257 Sqd

32 Sqd

2395 SheardHoraceSgt638019RAFBritish236 Sqd

BlenheimMIA1941-03-21Runnymede Panel 52 Age 20
2396 SheenDesmond Frederick BurtFg Off (later W/C)Australian72 Sqd

SpitfireWIADiedBaled out of his Spitfire I (X4109) safely 1 September 1940 at Ham Street, Kent at 11:50hrs. after combat with German fighters. 5 September 1940 wounded in combat with a Bf 109 at 14:25hrs. Baled out of Spitfire I (X4034) near to Hawkinge.
2397 ShepherdFrederick Ernest RichardSgt811129British611 Sqd

SpitfireKIA1940-09-11Killed 11 September 1940 at 16:00hrs. Baled out of Spitfire II (P7298) after combat over Croydon in Surrey. His parachute burned. Aircraft crashed at Weybridge in Surrey. Whyteleafe (St. Luke) Churchyard, Row G. Grave 33. England
2398 ShepherdFrancis WilliamSgt (later FO)139477RAFVRBritish264 Sqd


Wikipedia discussion of Defiant tactics
KIA1944-07-26Wireless Operator/Air Gunner. Bari War Cemetery Age 28
2399 ShepherdJohn Bean 'Shep'Sgt (later Sqd Ldr)104447RAFVRBritish234 Sqd

SpitfireKIA1946-01-22 Age 26Killed at Wunsdorf, Commissioned August 1941 CO, 8 April 1945, Aged 26 Born Edinburgh 20 July 1919 2 January 1946 son of William & Rosetta Shepherd of Edinburgh buried in Hamburg Cemetery, Germany, Grave 5A, G9
2400 ShepleyDouglas ClaytonPlt Off33464RAFBritish152 Sqd

Spitfire I K9999MIA1940-08-12Shot down and killed 12 August 1940 at 12:30hrs by a Ju 88 South of the Isle of Wight in Spitfire I (K9999). Runnymede Memorial, Panel 10.

Born on the 14th July 1918 at Carlton-in-Lindrick. Son of John Thorpe and Lillie Emily Shepley, of Holmesfield, Derbyshire, and husband of Frances Ethel Shepley (née Linscott). The parents lost 2 other children during the war. 25 year old, Jeanne Shepley W/3500 ATS on the 17th October 1939 when the SS Yorkshire was torpedoed. 28-year-old, Fl/Lt. George Rex Shepley DFC 37577 RAFO 16 squadron, when on the 31st May 1940 he was shot down by mistake by Spitfires.

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