By Christopher Shores
This quantity updates the knowledge within the first quantity and provides a few new names. details has been further at the pilots who won luck opposed to the V-1 flying bombs in the course of 1944-45. element is additionally supplied on these devices within which nearly all of the fighter pilots served at a while or one other - the fighter Operational education devices - and of expert devices similar to the relevant Gunnery college, Fighter Leader's university and Fighter Experimental devices. there's additionally assurance of the one different conflicts within which British pilots were in a position to declare victories considering 1945 - Korea and the Falklands clash.
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With the setting up of many other reception centres it then became less easy:- 900000–934899 UK enlistments, Uxbridge September 1939–June 1940 934900–934999 British residents in Malta June 1940 935000–965999 UK enlistments, Cardington September 1939–August 1940 966000–979000 UK enlistments, Padgate September 1939–February 1940 979001–1149977 UK enlistments, Cardington and Padgate February–August 1940 1149978–1150000 Dutch enlistments March 1941 1150001–1299800 UK enlistments, various centres April–May 1940 1299801–1300000 Belgian and Czech enlistments in UK July 1940 1300001–1360800 UK enlistments, various centres June 1940–February 1941 1361081–1361527 UK enlistments, Edinburgh June–August 1940 1365001–1375000 UK enlistments, Edinburgh August 1940 1375001–1424800 UK enlistments, Euston and Penarth August 1940–March 1941 1424801–1425000 Belgian enlistments January 1942 1425001–1649900 UK enlistments, various centres April–October 1941 1649901–1650000 Dutch enlistments April 1942 1650001–1692488 UK enlistments, various centres from November 1941 1692489–1692500 Dutch enlistments November 1941 1692501–1700000 UK enlistments, Padgate June 1942 1700001–1800000 Deferred service from September 1941 1800001–1814800 UK enlistments, Euston December 1941 1814801–1815000 Belgian and Dutch enlistments November 1942 1815001–1838234 UK enlistments, various centres July 1942–November 1943 1845001–1845166 UK enlistments, Penarth October 1942 1850001–1853991 UK enlistments, Oxford November 1942 1860001–1869800 UK enlistments, Cardington October 1942–May 1943 1869801–1869808 Belgian enlistments October 1942 1869809–1889800 UK enlistments, Cardington from May 1943 1889801–1890000 Belgian and Dutch enlistments May 1943 1890001–1899799 UK enlistments, Euston January 1943 1899800–1899999 Belgian and Dutch enlistments June–October 1943 1900000–1910000 UK enlistments, Northern Ireland September 1943–November 1945 2000000–2199999 WAAF enlistments in UK May 1941–August 1942 2200000–2212749 UK enlistments, Padgate October 1942 2212750–2212999 Dutch enlistments December 1942 2113000–2229353 UK enlistments, Padgate & Birmingham October 1942–September 1943 2229354–2235000 UK enlistments August 1945 2235001–2244800 UK enlistments, Euston November 1943 2244801–2245000 Dutch and Belgian enlistments December 1943–January 1945 2245001–2339995 UK enlistments, various centres November 1943–September 1947 2788000–2791999 Belgian enlistments March 1944–August 1946 2792000–2794300 Polish WAAFs in UK June 1943 2795000–2796999 Dutch enlistments March 1945 2990001–2991700 WAAFs in Middle East May 1943 2991701–2992000 WAAFs in Cyprus October 1943 2992001–2995000 WAAFs in Middle East (Palestinians, Greeks, Czechs, Yugoslavs) May–August 1943 2999001–2999500 WAAFs in Middle East 3000000–3014917 Ex-ATC cadets, Cardington and Padgate May 1943 3020001–3026705 Ex-ATC cadets, Edinburgh and Penarth May 1943 3030001–3044830 Ex-ATYC cadets, Euston and Doncaster May 1943 3045001–3054173 Ex-ATC cadets, various centres May 1943–September 1946 3055001–3099999 Ex-ATC cadets, various centres May 1944–November 1945 3200001–3230000 Ex-ATC cadets, various centres June 1943–August 1945 Examples US citizen James Neale Thorne (605508) falls into the block ‘Enlistments in Canada, May 1942–October 1943.
Following the Japanese entry into the war and the appearance of carriers of the Imperial Japanese Navy in the Indian Ocean, the unit formed a Mohawk Flight for the defence of Aden. In May 1942 this was reequipped with Hurricanes and moved to Khormaksar in October. Immediately thereafter the OTU closed and was shipped to Egypt, where it reopened at the end of November at El Ballah. It moved to Abu Sueir in February 1943, involved in the training of fighter-bomber pilots, and in May came under the control of 203 Group.
BEAZLEY Hugh John Sherard Wing Commander RAF No. 73023 Born on 18 July 1916, the son of a judge, Hugh Beazley attended Cheltenham College and Pembroke College, Oxford, joining the Oxford University Air Squadron. As a member of the RAFVR he was called up on 1 September 1939, and was posted to 249 Squadron upon the unit’s formation in May 1940, on completion of his own training. He was promoted to command ‘A’ Flight on 18 September 1940, while on 21 May 1941 he flew off HMS Ark Royal to Malta with the unit.
Aces High, Volume 2. A Further Tribute to the Most Notable Fighter Pilots of the British and... by Christopher Shores