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Mike Morley



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2021 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: SANDILANDS, ROBERT BRUYS
Initials: RB
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Service Number: 10295
Regiment/Service: The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment), Cdg. 1st Bn.
Awards: Military Cross
Date of Death: 17/6/1941
Age: 47
Additional Information: Son of William Kennedy Sandilands and of Mary Elizabeth Johnston Sandilands (nee Sharp).
Grave Reference: 21 A 5
Cemetery: Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery.
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Name: PITCAIRN, ANDREW ALEXANDER
Initials: AA
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Major
Service Number: 14846
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 2nd Bn
Date of Death: 21/11/1941
Additional Information: Son of George Stevenson Pitcairn and Jane Alexandra Pitcairn; husband of Ruth Goda Pitcairn, of Pencaitland, East Lothian.
Grave Reference: 7 C 3
Cemetery: Tobruk War Cemetery.

Also named on Edinburgh Academy War Memorial.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2021 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: POLLOK-MORRIS, ROBERT JOHN
Initials: RJ
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Major
Service Number: 98449
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers, 6th Bn
Date of Death: 16/9/1944
Age: 27
Additional Information: Son of Robert Morris Pollok-Morris and Edith Maude Pollok-Morris, of Ayr. B.A. (Oxon.).
Grave Reference: II A 9
Cemetery: Kasterlee War Cemetery.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2021 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: RAMSAY, CHARLES DOUGLAS
Initials: CD
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flying Officer
Service Number: 82992
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 226 Sqdn
Date of Death: 7/9/1941
Age: 31
Additional Information: Son of David Graham Ramsay and Marian Anna Ramsay; husband of Anne Ramsay, of Abergavenny, Monmouthshire.
Panel Reference: Panel 30
Memorial: Runnymede Memorial.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2021 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

G M Ramsay.

I have not been able to identify this man.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2021 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: ROBERTSON, JAMES BRUCE
Initials: JB
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sub-Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy, HMMTB 430
Date of Death: 27/7/1944
Age: 22
Additional Information: Son of James Berkeley Hope Robertson and Janet Robertson, of Glasgow.
Panel Reference: Panel 93, Column 1
Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial.

Note: CWGC provides a Service Number of 430 for this man. To my mind, this doesn't feel quite right as it coincides with the number of the vessel he served in.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2021 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: ROSE, HUGH
Initials: H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Service Number: 228632
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders), 1st Bn
Date of Death: 25/10/1942
Age: 20
Additional Information: Son of Lt.-Col. Hugh Rose of Kilravock, C.M.G. and Ruth Antoinette Rose of Kilravock, of Kilravock Castle, Gollanfield, Inverness-shire.
Grave Reference: XXVI F 7
Cemetery: El Alamein War Cemetery.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2021 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: SCOTT, WILLIAM JOHN MOIR
Initials: WJM
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flying Office
Service Number: 70611
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 41 Sqdn
Date of Death: 8/9/1940
Age: 25
Additional Information: Son of William Moir Scott and Katherine Ellen Scott, of South Kensington, London. B.A. (Cantab.).
Grave Reference: Compt. 19. Grave 25C.
Cemetery: Dundee Western Cemetery.

Also named on Dundee War Memorial.
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Name: SMITH, KENNETH HEW
Initials: KH
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sub-Lieutenant (A)
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, HMS Formidable
Date of Death: 8/5/1941
Panel Reference: Bay 2, Panel 7
Memorial: Lee-On-Solent Memorial.

Also named on Tunbridge Wells War Memorial.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2021 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: SMITH, RONALD MACKAY GRANT
Initials: RMG
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Service Number: 143417
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders, 2nd Bn
Date of Death: 21/1/1943
Age: 29
Additional Information: Son of Lt.-Col. J. Grant Smith, D.S.O., and of Maud Grant Smith, of Colinton, Edinburgh. B.Sc. (Agriculture).
Grave Reference: 5 H 14
Cemetery: Tripoli War Cemetery.
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Name: SPENS, WALTER JOHN MCCLELLAND
Initials: WJM
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieut-Commander
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy, HMS Peregrine
Date of Death: 18/8/1940
Age: 38
Cemetery: Clymping (or Climping) (St Mary) Churchyard.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2021 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Commander RG Stewart RN is possibly: the Captain of HMS Ajax from 2/7/1942 to 13/9/1942 during its refit. Served as a Midshipman in WW1. He retired 30/12/1942 as medically unfit and died 25/3/1950 aged 48.
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Name: THOMSON, JOHN RAUTHMELL
Initials: JR
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Pilot Officer
Service Number: 85703
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 15 Sqdn
Date of Death: 18/9/1941
Age: 40
Additional Information: Son of Walter Alexander John Thomson and of Mary Sarah (Molly) Thomson (nee Rauthmell; husband of Nora Thomson (nee Hescott), of Windlesham, Surrey. B.A. (Cantab.) Pembroke College.
Cemetery: Wyton (St Margaret and All Saints) Churchyard.
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Name: THOMSON, RONALD ROUMIEU
Initials: RR
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Wing Commander
Service Number: 61512
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 114 Sqdn
Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross
Date of Death: 19/2/1945
Age: 30
Additional Information: Son of Albert David and Doris Roumieu Thomson; husband of Marion Elizabeth Thomson, of Kelso, Roxburghshire. M.A. (Cantab.).
Grave Reference: Coll. grave I. C. 3-5
Cemetery: Udine War Cemetery.

Also named on Nenthorn War Memorial.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2021 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://navywings.org.uk/portfolio/the-hardest-day/

RNAS Ford (HMS Peregrine) came under attack from a formation of German Stuka dive bombers causing extensive damage. 28 naval personnel died and many more were injured.

It is not generally known that Naval Air Squadrons also took part in the Battle of Britain. On 18th August, the RAF and Fleet Air Arm lost 68 aircraft, 31 in air combat. 69 German aircraft were destroyed or damaged beyond repair.
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