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Don Bennett

Air Vice-Marshal Donald Clifford Tyndall Bennett CB CBE DSO (14 September 1910 – 15 September 1986) was an Australian aviation pioneer and bomber pilot who rose to be the youngest air vice-marshal in the Royal Air Force. [1]

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Acting (rank)

An acting rank is a military designation allowing a commissioned or non-commissioned officer to assume a rank—usually higher and usually temporary—with the pay and allowances appropriate to that grade.

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Aerial refueling

Aerial refueling, also referred to as air refueling, in-flight refueling (IFR), air-to-air refueling (AAR), and tanking, is the process of transferring aviation fuel from one military aircraft (the tanker) to another (the receiver) during flight.

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Air commodore

Air commodore (Air Cdre in the RAF and IAF; AIRCDRE in the RNZAF and RAAF; formerly A/C in the RCAF) is a one-star rank and the most junior of the air-officer ranks which originated in and continues to be used by the Royal Air Force.

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Air Ministry

The Air Ministry was a department of the British Government with the responsibility of managing the affairs of the Royal Air Force, that existed from 1918 to 1964.

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Air officer commanding

Air officer commanding (AOC) is a title given in the air forces of Commonwealth (and some other) nations to an air officer who holds a command appointment which typically comprises a large, organized collection of air force assets.

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Air vice-marshal

Air vice-marshal (AVM) is a two-star air-officer rank which originated in and continues to be used by the Royal Air Force.

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Armstrong Whitworth Whitley

The Armstrong Whitworth A.W.38 Whitley was one of three British twin-engine, front line medium bomber types in service with the Royal Air Force at the outbreak of the Second World War (the others were the Vickers Wellington and the Handley Page Hampden).

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Avro Lancaster

The Avro Lancaster is a British four-engined Second World War heavy bomber designed and built by Avro for the Royal Air Force (RAF).

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Basil Embry

Air Chief Marshal Sir Basil Edward Embry GCB, KBE, DSO & Three Bars, DFC, AFC (28 February 1902 – 7 December 1977) was a senior Royal Air Force commander.

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Battle of Britain

The Battle of Britain (German: Luftschlacht um England, literally "Air battle for England") is the name given to the Second World War air campaign waged by the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) against the United Kingdom during the summer and autumn of 1940.

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Bomber stream

The bomber stream was a tactic developed by the Royal Air Force (RAF) Bomber Command to overwhelm the night time German aerial defences of the Kammhuber Line during World War II.

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Brisbane Grammar School

Brisbane Grammar School (BGS) is an independent, Non-denominational, day and boarding school for boys, located in Spring Hill, an inner suburb of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

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British South American Airways

British South American Airways (BSAA) was a state-run airline in the United Kingdom in the late 1940s responsible for services to the Caribbean and South America.

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Conservative Party (UK)

The Conservative Party, officially the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a centre-right political party in the United Kingdom.

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Croydon North (UK Parliament constituency)

Croydon North is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2012 by Steve Reed of the Labour Party.

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Croydon North by-election, 1948

The Croydon North by-election, 1948 was a parliamentary by-election held in the British House of Commons constituency of Croydon North on 11 March 1948.

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De Havilland Mosquito

The de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito was a British multi-role combat aircraft with a two-man crew that served during and after the Second World War.

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Deposit (politics)

A deposit is a sum of money that a candidate must pay in return for the right to stand for election to certain political offices, particularly seats in legislatures.

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Distinguished Service Order

The Distinguished Service Order (DSO) is a military decoration of the United Kingdom, and formerly of other parts of the Commonwealth of Nations and British Empire, awarded for meritorious or distinguished service by officers of the armed forces during wartime, typically in actual combat.

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Fairthorpe Cars

Fairthorpe cars were made in Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire, England between 1954 and 1976.

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Flying boat

A flying boat is a fixed-winged seaplane with a hull, allowing it to land on water, that usually has no type of landing gear to allow operation on land.

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Gentlemen v Players

Gentlemen v Players was a first-class cricket match between teams consisting of amateurs (the Gentlemen) and professionals (the Players).

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Geoffrey Cooper

Geoffrey Cooper (18 February 1907 – 10 April 1995) was a British farmer, architect, politician and writer.

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German battleship Tirpitz

Tirpitz was the second of two s built for Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine (navy) during World War II.

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Guy Gibson

Wing Commander Guy Penrose Gibson (12 August 1918 – 19 September 1944), was the first CO of the Royal Air Force's 617 Squadron, which he led in the Dam Busters raid (Operation Chastise) in 1943, resulting in the destruction of two large dams in the Ruhr area.

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Handley Page Halifax

The Handley Page Halifax was a four-engined heavy bomber model operated by the British Royal Air Force during World War II.

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Harcourt Johnstone

Harcourt Johnstone (19 May 1895 – 1 March 1945), nicknamed Crinks, was a British Liberal Party politician.

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House of Commons of the United Kingdom

The House of Commons is the lower house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland which, like the House of Lords (the upper house), meets in the Palace of Westminster.

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Imperial Airways

Imperial Airways was the early British commercial long-range air transport company, operating from 1924 to 1939 and serving parts of Europe but principally the British Empire routes to South Africa, India and the Far East, including Malaya and Hong Kong.

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John Whitley

John Whitley (born January 1944 in Hammond, Louisiana) was a Louisiana corrections officer who served as the warden of Louisiana State Penitentiary (or Angola Prison), the largest maximum-security in the United States, from 1990 to 1995.

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Liberal Party (UK)

The Liberal Party was a liberal political party which was one of the two major parties in the United Kingdom in the 19th and early 20th century.

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List of United Kingdom MPs with the shortest service

List of United Kingdom MPs with the shortest service is an annotated list of the Members of the United Kingdom Parliament since 1900 having total service of less than 365 days.

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Llandow air disaster

The Llandow air disaster was an aircraft accident in Wales in 1950.

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Macclesfield (UK Parliament constituency)

Macclesfield is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2010 by David Rutley, a Conservative.

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Member of parliament

A member of parliament (MP) is the representative of the voters to a parliament.

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Middlesbrough West (UK Parliament constituency)

Middlesbrough West was a parliamentary constituency in the town of Middlesbrough in North East England.

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Middlesbrough West by-election, 1945

The Middlesbrough West by-election, 1945 was a parliamentary by-election held on 14 May 1945 for the British House of Commons constituency of Middlesbrough West.

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National Fellowship

The National Fellowship was a minor right-wing libertarian conservative political party in the United Kingdom.

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National Independence Party (UK)

The National Independence Party was a minor far-right party that appeared in British politics during the 1970s.

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Navigation

Navigation is a field of study that focuses on the process of monitoring and controlling the movement of a craft or vehicle from one place to another.

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No. 10 Squadron RAF

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No. 20 Squadron RAF

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No. 77 Squadron RAF

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No. 8 Group RAF

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Norwich North (UK Parliament constituency)

Norwich North is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2009 by Chloe Smith, a Conservative.

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Nuneaton by-election, 1967

The Nuneaton by-election of 9 March 1967 was held after the resignation of Labour MP (MP) Frank Cousins.

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Order of Alexander Nevsky

The Order of Alexander Nevsky is an order of merit of the Russian Federation named in honour of saint Alexander Nevsky (1220–1263) and bestowed to civil servants for twenty years or more of highly meritorious service.

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Order of the Bath

The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (formerly the Most Honourable Military Order of the Bath) is a British order of chivalry founded by George I on 18 May 1725.

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Order of the British Empire

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is the "order of chivalry of British democracy", rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations and public service outside the Civil Service.

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Oswald Watt Gold Medal

The Oswald Watt Gold Medal is an Australian aviation award named for Oswald Watt (1878–1921), a decorated pilot in World War I. It originated in 1921 after the death of Oswald Watt and is awarded for "A most brilliant performance in the air or the most notable contribution to aviation by an Australian or in Australia" by the Royal Federation of Aero Clubs of Australia.

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Pathfinder (RAF)

The Pathfinders were target-marking squadrons in RAF Bomber Command during World War II.

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Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service

The Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service (or King's Commendation for Valuable Service) is a British civilian and military award that recognises meritorious service during, or in support of, operations.

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RAF Bomber Command

RAF Bomber Command controlled the RAF's bomber forces from 1936 to 1968.

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RAF Calshot

Royal Air Force Calshot or more simply RAF Calshot was initially a seaplane and flying boat station, and latterly a Royal Air Force marine craft maintenance and training unit.

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RAF Coastal Command

RAF Coastal Command was a formation within the Royal Air Force (RAF).

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RAF Ferry Command

The RAF Ferry Command had a short life, but it spawned, in part, an organisation that lasted well beyond the war years during which it was formed.

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RAF Leeming

Royal Air Force Leeming or RAF Leeming is a Royal Air Force station located near Leeming, North Yorkshire, England.

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Ralph Cochrane

Air Chief Marshal The Honourable Sir Ralph Alexander Cochrane (24 February 1895 – 17 December 1977) was a British pilot and Royal Air Force officer, perhaps best known for his role in Operation Chastise, the famous "Dambusters" raid.

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Royal Air Force

The Royal Air Force (RAF) is the United Kingdom's aerial warfare force.

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Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

The Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (RAFVR) consists of a number of groupings of Royal Air Force reservists for the management and operation of the RAF's Volunteer Gliding Squadrons and Air Experience Flights of the Air Cadet Organisation.

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Royal Australian Air Force

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), formed March 1921, is the aerial warfare branch of the Australian Defence Force.

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Short Mayo Composite

The Short Mayo Composite was a piggy-back long-range seaplane/flying boat combination produced by Short Brothers to provide a reliable long-range air transport service to the United States and the far reaches of the British Empire and the Commonwealth.

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Sir Arthur Harris, 1st Baronet

Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir Arthur Travers Harris, 1st Baronet (13 April 1892 – 5 April 1984), commonly known as "Bomber" Harris by the press, and often within the RAF as "Butcher" Harris, was Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief (AOC-in-C) RAF Bomber Command during the latter half of the Second World War.

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Toowoomba

Toowoomba (nicknamed 'The Garden City') is a city in the Darling Downs region of Queensland, Australia.

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United Kingdom general election, 1945

The United Kingdom general election of 1945 was a general election held on 5 July 1945, with polls in some constituencies delayed until 12 July and in Nelson and Colne until 19 July, because of local wakes weeks.

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United Kingdom general election, 1950

The 1950 United Kingdom general election was the first ever general election to be held after a full term of a Labour government.

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Wilfrid Freeman

Air Chief Marshal Sir Wilfrid Rhodes Freeman, 1st Baronet, GCB, DSO, MC, RAF (18 July 1888 – 15 May 1953) was one of the most important influences on the rearmament of the Royal Air Force (RAF) in the years up to and including the Second World War.

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Wing commander (rank)

Wing Commander (Wg Cdr in the RAF, the IAF, and the PAF, WGCDR in the RNZAF and RAAF, formerly sometimes W/C in all services) is a senior commissioned rank in the Royal Air Force and the air forces of many other Commonwealth countries, notably not including Canada.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Bennett

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