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by BFBSM
Tue Dec 01, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: Able Seaman C.H.W. Naish
Replies: 9
Views: 27

Re: Able Seaman C.H.W. Naish

Details of death from Ancestry.

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by BFBSM
Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Louis Riel’s Last Stand - Northwest Rebellion of 1885
Replies: 0
Views: 69

Louis Riel’s Last Stand - Northwest Rebellion of 1885

In an article originally published in the May 2006 issue of Military History, Canadian author Habeeb Salloum who specializes in Canadian, Arab and Latin American history, travel and the culinary arts, describes how Canada’s North-West Rebellion reached its climax in May 1885, as the government army ...
by BFBSM
Sat Oct 31, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: Sqdn Ldr J.H. Curry, C/2645
Replies: 2
Views: 346

Re: Sqdn Ldr J.H. Curry, C/2645

Page two of the Squadron ORB, available at the UK National Archives for free, AIR 27/671/6, is shown:

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by BFBSM
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: * Thank You *
Replies: 3
Views: 581

Re: * Thank You *

George, it has been a pleasure to assist, in my small way.

The pain has been easily controlled with one or two paracetamols. :)
by BFBSM
Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: Eyes in the sky
Replies: 0
Views: 348

Eyes in the sky

Another interesting read on the Legion Magazine website. https://legionmagazine.com/en/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Royal_Air_Force-_France_1939-1940._C1738-768x492.jpg Fairey Battles bombing a German horse-drawn convoy near Dunkirk. Photograph taken from the rear gunner’s position in a Battle as it c...
by BFBSM
Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: James Andrew Watson: WW II bomber pilot sacrifices life to save crew
Replies: 0
Views: 370

James Andrew Watson: WW II bomber pilot sacrifices life to save crew

An article from the Legion Magazine website proved extremely interesting to read. https://legionmagazine.com/en/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/2320010_6.jpg Flight Lieutenant James Andrew Watson of Hamilton, Ont., remained at the controls of his plummeting Lancaster to allow his crew time to bail out. I...
by BFBSM
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Battles
Topic: Operation Jubilee, The Dieppe Raid 1942
Replies: 5
Views: 828

Re: Operation Jubilee, The Dieppe Raid 1942

The links for access to the documents mentioned above are, in order of post: 1. https://www.dropbox.com/s/nhgigdx5v603qrg/Training_for_Operation_Jubilee_Tactics_a.pdf?dl=0 2. https://www.dropbox.com/s/ndoe92hkucvwy33/The_Royal_Air_Force_Combined_Operations.pdf?dl=0 3. https://www.dropbox.com/s/0u18f...
by BFBSM
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Battles
Topic: Operation Jubilee, The Dieppe Raid 1942
Replies: 5
Views: 828

Re: Operation Jubilee, The Dieppe Raid 1942

Thanks, killing now. Will modify later.
by BFBSM
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Battles
Topic: Operation Jubilee, The Dieppe Raid 1942
Replies: 5
Views: 828

An Analysis of Factors Affecting the Royal Air Force Contribution to the Raid on Dieppe, 1942

And a third: Link to come. The paper seeks to explain the limited options available to Air Marshal Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory when planning the Royal Air Force portion of the combined operation raid on Dieppe in 1942. It proposes that a number of constraining influences, some self-imposed, reduced t...
by BFBSM
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Battles
Topic: Operation Jubilee, The Dieppe Raid 1942
Replies: 5
Views: 828

The Royal Air Force, Combined Operations Doctrine and the Raid on Dieppe, 19 August 1942

Another paper coving Operations Jubilee: Link to come. This thesis seeks to examine the use of air power during Operation JUBILEE. In recent revisionist accounts, the role of the Royal Air Force has come in for criticism. Therefore, this thesis seeks to examine why the RAF fought the battle in the m...