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Hello, I hope you can help me?
I believe that my late uncle Bill (William) Quigley originally from Dublin was a Sargent pilot during WW2 and possibly served in Malta. I would be very grateful if you could shed any light on this or perhaps direct me as to where I might find more information.
In 1942: Defence of Malta »
My father was a tool setter and went to work making spitfires in 1938. If you want to contact me re his job early on e-mail me. I am in Cyprus.
In Castle Bromwich Spitfire and Lancaster Factory in Pictures »
My father helped to build the Lancaster bombers during the war.
He was a foreman in the factory.
German bullets were shot into the ground as he ran for his life. His mate was killed
In 07-07-7557863748_3e2c52e46b_k »
The Merlin could burn up to 20 pints/hour, hence oil capacity was 37 Imp gallons per engine.
Regards from author of FLIGHT RISK - The Misadventures of a Freelance Airline Pilot.; Amazon Kindle ebook.
In The Development of Rolls-Royce Merlin Engine »
Thanks to this image I've *finally* managed to work out exactly where the electrical warning lamp goes. Time to add it to my sim-pit... :-)
In Anatomy of the Spitfire Cockpit »
Very good bit of information on a much hidden aspect of WW2.
Can you be persuaded to volunteer any sources for this material ?
In Stories of the Battle of Britain 1940 – Lord Beaverbrook, a Week at the Office »
Everyday we should always remember the sacrifices made. So that we remain without war in the future. And our future generations must never forget.
R.I.P. a defender of freedom.
In Circus 168 - In Memory of Sergeant William J. Smith »
Regarding the attribution of the Baldwin quotation: There is not, and never has been, any such post as "Lord President of Great Britain", a title that seems to suggest a head of state, akin to the President of the USA or France. Stanley Baldwin in 1932 was rather Lord President of the Council, meaning the Privy Council. The post has few real powers and is certainly not head of state (that was the King).
In Deflating British Radar Myths of World War II »
Looks like a 681 Squadron Spitfire at Alipore. My father flew with this squadron in 1942-1943. His Spit had the letter "H". A very hairy posting. He started with 3 squadron at North Weald and then with 607 Squadron at Martlesham Heath and then Manston in 1941 where he flew "Hurri-bombers"
In PR Spitfires in Bengal »
The archive has the main part of the original village spitfire fund fundraising
board, which has remained in the village since 1940, & has now been
In Presentation Spitfires »
In Stories of the Battle of Britain 1940 - Death of the Defiant »
What a great analysis of an ill-fated aircraft. It's not so ungraceful lines hiding it's weaknesses. Ive always had a soft-spoken for the "underdog"(Douglas Devastator, Brewster Buffalo, Fiat G-50 et al) and this beleaguered aircraft just might be the underdog aircraft of the war. But it holds its place in history and its crews were no less valiant than those of Spitfire, Hurricane and 109 crew.....perhaps a trifle more. Remember them.
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