from Poland flew Hurricane's
with No 607 Squadron during the Battle
of Britain. later in the war he became a Group Captain and was credited
with 8 confirmed kills plus 3 shared.
of No 41 Squadron was shot down and
killed in his Spitfire I (N3038)
on the 29th of July 1940 at 07:45hrs.
He had been in combat with Ju 87's
Bf 109's off Dover.
was with No 248 Squadron during the
Battle of Britain flying in Blenheim's. On the 20th
of October 1940 he was on a recce sortie off the Norwegian coast flying
in Blenheim IVf (L9453) when he
was shot down and killed. The other members of the crew were M.D.Green
joined No 610 Squadron in July 1940.
He was wounded in the arm on the 25th
of July 1940 by a Bf 109 over
the Channel at 15:20 but he managed to land safely. On the 25th
of August 1940 he baled out of his Spitfire
I (K9931) after combat with a Bf 109
over Dover at 19:20hrs and was slightly wounded. Also during the Battle
of Britain he shot down a Bf 110.
Gardiner was awarded the D.F.C. on the 10th of March 1944.
a pilot from No 141 Squadron was
on patrol on the 19th of July 1940
in a Defiant (L7016) when he was
shot down by a Bf 109 of JG 51 and
injured near Dover at 12:45hrs. His gunner D.M.Slatter
joined No 610 Squadron on the 27th
of July 1940. Gardner shot down three Bf
109's on the 12th of August
and another on the 14th of August,
when he was wounded in the arm.
|While attached to
3 Squadron in France, F/O P.M.Gardner
claimed three victories there. On returning to No
32 Squadron after France fell, he added another before the start of
the Battle. Gardner destroyed two Bf 109's
on the 12th of August 1940, a Ju
88 on the 15th and another
Bf 109 on the 16th.
Gardner was awarded the D.F.C. on the 30th
of August 1940. On the 11th of July 1941 he was shot down over France
and spent the rest of the war as a P.O.W.
|Sub Lt. Richard Exton
(F.A.A.) joined No 242 Squadron on
the 1st of July 1940 from the RNVR. He wore naval Uniform but was subject
to RAF discipline as if he was a full member of a Squadron.
of No 248 Squadron was killed along
with his crew (B.W.Mesner & A.Kay)
on the 13th of September 1940 at
19:00hrs. Their Blenheim IVf (L9451)
went missing during a sortie off the Norwegian coast.
flew Hurricane's with
43 Squadron during the Battle of Britain. He was later to become a
Wing Commander an was awarded the D.S.O. and the D.F.C.
of No 41 Squadron was K.I.A. on the
30th of October 1940. He was
shot down in his Spitfire II (P7375)
by a Bf 109 over Ashford, Kent at
|S/L G.Desmond Garvin
of No 264 Squadron and his gunner
R.C.V.Ash were killed on the 28th
of August 1940 at 09:00hrs. Their
I (L7021) was shot down by a Bf 109
of JG 26 near Faversham.
No 264 Squadron wrote off his Defiant
(L6965) on the 24th of August 1940
at 16:00hrs when was in combat with a Bf
109. He was slightly hurt but his gunner (W.H.Machin)
died of his wounds.
|F/Lt L.M.'Elmer' Gaunce
a Canadian flew with
615 Squadron. He, A.Eyre and Dutch Hugo destroyed 3 Bf
109's over the convoy 'Bosom' in mid July 1940. On the 11th
of August 1940 was awarded the D.F.C.Gaunce was wounded on the 18th
of August 1940 at 13:15hrs in a Hurricane
I (P2966). He was in combat with a Bf
109 near Sevenoaks in Kent and baled out of his stricken aircraft.
L.M.Gaunce was shot down again on the 26th
of August 1940 at 15:15hrs by a Bf
109, he baled out of his Hurricane
I (R4111) off Herne Bay and was rescued. He was promoted to Squadron
Leader with No 41 Squadron. On the
19th of November 1941 he was killed in action on a Rhubarb flying a Spitfire
Vb (AB858) in the afternoon off St. Lo.
|P/O G. 'Jeff' N.Gaunt
of No 609 Squadron was shot down
a killed in his Spitfire I (R6690)
on the 15th of September 1940 at
12:30hrs near Kenly.
of No 615 Squadron was wounded when
he crash landed on the 26th of August
1940 at 16:50hrs. His Hurricane
I (P2878) had been in combat over Portsmouth.
was with No 32 Squadron during July
and most of August. Gent was posted to
501 Squadron in late August and shot down
a Bf 109 on the 25th
of October 1940. Sgt R.J.V.Gent was killed in a flying accident on
the 2nd of January 1941, aged 24.
joined No 54 Squadron on the 10th
of August 1940. Gibbins shot down an Me
109 on the 31st of August but
was then his Spitfire(X4054) was
shot down over Hildenborough and he baled out safely. It is believed he
was shot down by a Hurricane. He
scored one more kill before the end of the Battle.
from No 501 Squadron baled out of
(P3582) safely after combat with a Ju
87 over Hawkinge on the 15th of
August 1940 at 11:30hrs.
of No 603 Squadron baled out
of his Spitfire I (V7260) on the
31st of August 1940 at 13:40hrs. He was shot down by a Bf
109 over the Thames Estuary but was not hurt. On the 6th
of September 1940 he was wounded in combat with a Bf
109 over Mayfield at 09:30hrs. He baled out of his Spitfire
|F/Lt Denys E.Gillam
of No 616 Squadron baled out of his
I (X4181) on the 2nd of September
1940 at 16:35hrs. He had been in combat with a Bf
110 over Tonbridge, Kent. He was unhurt.
joined No 601 Squadron on the 5th
of August 1940. Following a combat on the 11th
of August 1940, at 10:50hrs off Portland in his Hurricane
(P3783)was posted M.I.A., aged 26.
|F/Lt K.McL Gillies
from No 66 squadron was K.I.A. on
the 4th of October 1940 at 16:00hrs
while on patrol in his Spitfire I (X4320).
He failed to return from an interception of a He
111 off the East Coast. His aircraft crashed off Covenhithe, Suffolk.
joined No 32 Squadron on the 10th
of May 1940, but did not fly his first operational sortie until the 7th
of June 1940. K.R.Gillman shot down a Bf
109 on the 19th of July 1940.
P/O KR Gillman was shot down and killed on the 25th
of August 1940, at 19:00hrs off Dover in a Hurricane
I (P2755), aged 19.
of No 603 Squadron was injured on
the 31st of August 1940 at 18:20hrs.
He baled out of his Spitfire I (X4271)
over Wanstead after combat. He was injured by civilians who attacked him?
of No 257 Squadron was on patrol
in his Hurricane I (P3708) on the
18th of August 1940. He baled safely
out after combat with a Bf 110 over
the Thames Estuary, at 18:00hrs. Girdwood was K.I.A on the 29th
of October 1940 at 16:40hrs while he was taking off in his Hurricane
I (V6852) from North Weald as the airfield was under attack by Bf
109's of LG 2.