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Adolph Gysbert Malan DSO & Bar, DFC & Bar (24 March 1910 – 17 September 1963), better known as Sailor Malan, was a South African fighter pilot in the Royal Air Force (RAF), who led No. 74 Squadron RAF during the height of the Battle of Britain.
Alfred Bate Richards (1820–1876) was an English journalist and author.
(Edward) Alfred Briscoe Drury (11 November 1856 – 24 December 1944) was an English architectural sculptor and figure in the New Sculpture movement.
Anti-Aircraft Command was a British Army command of the Second World War that controlled the Territorial Army anti-aircraft artillery and searchlight formations and units defending the British Isles.
Anti-aircraft warfare or counter-air defence is defined by NATO as "all measures designed to nullify or reduce the effectiveness of hostile air action."AAP-6 They include ground-and air-based weapon systems, associated sensor systems, command and control arrangements and passive measures (e.g. barrage balloons).
The armistice between the Allies and Germany – known as the Armistice of Compiègne after the location in which it was signed – was the agreement that ended the fighting in western Europe that comprised the First World War.
The Army Reserve (previously known as the Territorial Force, Territorial Army (TA) and the Territorial and Army Volunteer Reserve (TAVR) from 1920 to 2014) is the active-duty volunteer reserve force and integrated element of the British Army.
Sir Aston Webb, GCVO, CB, PRA, FRIBA (22 May 1849 – 21 August 1930) was an English architect, active in the late 19th century and at the beginning of the 20th century.
The Butte de Warlencourt is an ancient burial mound off the Albert–Bapaume road, north-east of Le Sars in the Somme département of northern France.
The Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS; often pronounced as an acronym) was the women's branch of the British Army during the Second World War.
The Bank of England, formally the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, is the central bank of the United Kingdom and the model on which most modern central banks have been based.
A battle honour is an award of a right by a government or sovereign to a military unit to emblazon the name of a battle or operation on its flags ("colours"), uniforms or other accessories where ornamentation is possible.
The Battle of Amiens, also known as the Third Battle of Picardy (3ème Bataille de Picardie), which began on 8 August 1918, was the opening phase of the Allied offensive later known as the Hundred Days Offensive that ultimately led to the end of the First World War.
The Battle of Cambrai (designated Battle of Cambrai, 1917 by the Battlefield Nomenclature Committee; also sometimes referred to as the First Battle of Cambrai) was a British offensive and German counter-offensive battle in the First World War.
The Battle of Festubert (15–25 May 1915) was an attack by the British army in the Artois region of France on the western front during World War I. The offensive formed part of a series of attacks by the French Tenth Army and the British First Army in the Second Battle of Artois.
The Battle of Flers–Courcelette was a battle within the Franco-British Somme Offensive which took place in the summer and autumn of 1916.
The Battle of Hill 60 took place near Hill 60 south of Ypres on the Western Front, during the First World War.
The Battle of Le Transloy was the last offensive of the Fourth Army of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) in the 1916 Battle of the Somme in France, during the First World War.
The Battle of Loos was the largest British battle that took place in 1915 on the Western Front during World War I. It was the first time the British used poison gas and the first mass engagement of New Army units.
The Battle of Messines was an offensive conducted by the British Second Army, under the command of General Sir Herbert Plumer, on the Western Front near the village of Messines in Belgian West Flanders during the First World War.
The Battle of Passchendaele, also known as the Third Battle of Ypres, was a campaign of the First World War, fought by the Allies against the German Empire.
The Battle of the Menin Road Ridge, sometimes called "Battle of the Menin Road", was the third British general attack of the Third Battle of Ypres in the First World War.
The Battle of the Somme (Bataille de la Somme, Schlacht an der Somme), also known as the Somme Offensive, was a battle of the First World War fought by the armies of the British and French empires against the German Empire.
Béthune (archaic) is a city in northern France, sub-prefecture of the Pas-de-Calais department.
Belœil is a Belgian municipality located in the province of Hainaut.
Bexleyheath is a suburban district of south-east London, England, in the London Borough of Bexley.
Bildeston is a village and civil parish in the Babergh district of Suffolk, England.
Bisley is a village and civil parish in the borough of Surrey Heath in Surrey, England.
In a disastrous week, dubbed Black Week, from 10–17 December 1899, the British Army suffered three devastating defeats by the Boer Republics at the battles of Stormberg (690), Magersfontein (948) and Colenso (1,138), with 2,776 men killed, wounded and captured.
Brandeston is a village in Suffolk, England on the River Deben.
Brettenham is a village and civil parish in the Babergh district of Suffolk, England.
The British Army is the United Kingdom's principal land warfare force.
Broad Street was a major terminal station in the City of London, adjacent to Liverpool Street station.
Burgess Hill is a civil parish and a town primarily located in the Mid Sussex district of West Sussex, England, close to the border with East Sussex, on the edge of the South Downs National Park.
Canvey Island is a civil parish and reclaimed island in the Thames estuary in England.
Chelmsford is the principal settlement of the City of Chelmsford and the county town of Essex, in the East of England.
Chemical warfare (CW) involves using the toxic properties of chemical substances as weapons.
The Chief Cashier of the Bank of England is the person responsible for issuing banknotes at the Bank of England and is the director of the divisions which provide the Bank of England's banking infrastructure.
The Childers Reforms of 1881 restructured the infantry regiments of the British Army.
The City of London is a city and county within London.
The City of London Rifles (CLR) was a volunteer infantry regiment of the British Army, originally raised as the 'Printers' Battalion'.
Clerkenwell is an area of central London in the London Borough of Islington.
Colchester is an historic town and the largest settlement within the borough of Colchester in Essex, England.
In military organizations, the practice of carrying colors, standards or guidons, both to act as a rallying point for troops and to mark the location of the commander, is thought to have originated in Ancient Egypt some 5,000 years ago.
Crowborough is a town in the Wealden district of East Sussex, England.
Dartmouth is a town and civil parish in the English county of Devon.
The de Bathe baronetcy was created on 7 July 1801 for James de Bathe.
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.
Derby (locally) is a city and unitary authority area in the East Midlands region of England.
The Douglas A-20 Havoc (company designation DB-7) was an American attack, light bomber, intruder aircraft of World War II.
The East African Campaign was a series of battles and guerrilla actions, which started in German East Africa and spread to portions of Mozambique, Northern Rhodesia, British East Africa, Uganda and the Belgian Congo.
The East Surrey Regiment was an infantry regiment of the line of the British Army in existence from 1881 until 1959.
Eastbourne is a large town, seaside resort, and borough in the non-metropolitan county of East Sussex on the south coast of England, east of Brighton.
The Eighth Air Force (8AF) is a numbered air force (NAF) of the United States Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC).
Essex is a county in England, immediately north-east of London.
Farringdon Road is a road in Clerkenwell, London.
Felixstowe is an Edwardian seaside town and civil parish between the River Orwell and River Deben on the North Sea coast of Suffolk, England.
Finsbury Square is a square in central London which includes a six-rink grass bowling green.
The First Battle of Villers-Bretonneux (30 March – 5 April 1918), was part of the wider First Battle of the Somme (1918), which took place amidst a strong German offensive on the Western Front in the final year of the war.
Fleet Street is a street in the City of London named after the River Fleet, London's largest underground river.
Fovant is a medium-sized village and civil parish in southwest Wiltshire, England.
The Fovant Badges are a set of regimental badges cut into a chalk hill, Fovant Down, near Fovant, in southwest Wiltshire, England.
Framlingham is a market town and civil parish in the Suffolk Coastal District of Suffolk, England.
The Honourable Society of Gray's Inn, commonly known as Gray's Inn, is one of the four Inns of Court (professional associations for barristers and judges) in London.
Great Tower Street is a street in the City of London, the historic nucleus and modern financial centre of London.
"Greensleeves" is a traditional English folk song and tune, over a ground either of the form called a romanesca; of its slight variant, the passamezzo antico; of the passamezzo antico in its verses and the romanesca in its reprise; or of the Andalusian progression in its verses and the romanesca or passamezzo antico in its reprise.
The Grenadier Guards (GREN GDS) is an infantry regiment of the British Army.
Grove Park is a suburban area and electoral ward in south east London, England with parts within the London Boroughs of Lewisham and Bromley.
The Guildhall is a historic building within the City of London in England, off Gresham and Basinghall streets, in the wards of Bassishaw and Cheap.
Hadleigh is an ancient market town and civil parish in South Suffolk, East Anglia, situated, next to the River Brett, between the larger towns of Sudbury and Ipswich.
The Haldane Reforms were a series of far-ranging reforms of the British Army made from 1906 to 1912, and named after the Secretary of State for War, Richard Burdon Haldane.
Harwich is a town in Essex, England and one of the Haven ports, located on the coast with the North Sea to the east.
The Heinkel He 115 was a World War II Luftwaffe seaplane with three seats.
Horse Guards Parade is a large parade ground off Whitehall in central London, England, at grid reference.
Hunsdon Airfield is a largely defunct airfield near Hunsdon, Hertfordshire and north of Harlow, Essex, England.
The infantry is the branch of a military force that fights on foot.
Ipswich is a large town in Suffolk, England, of which it is the county town.
The kepi is a cap with a flat circular top and a visor (American English) or peak (British English).
The King's African Rifles (KAR) was a multi-battalion British colonial regiment raised from Britain's various possessions in British East Africa in the present-day African Great Lakes region from 1902 until independence in the 1960s.
The King's Royal Rifle Corps was an infantry rifle regiment of the British Army, originally raised in North America as the Royal Americans, and recruited from North American colonists.
Laindon is an Ancient Parish in Essex, England.
Le Havre is an urban French commune and city in the Seine-Maritime department in the Upper Normandy region of north-western France.
Lens is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France.
The Lewis gun (or Lewis automatic machine gun or Lewis automatic rifle) is a World War I-era light machine gun of American design that was perfected and widely used by the British Empire.
The High Commissioner from New Zealand to the United Kingdom is New Zealand's foremost diplomatic representative in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and in charge of New Zealand's diplomatic mission in the United Kingdom.
The livery companies of the City of London comprise London's ancient and modern trade associations and guilds, almost all of which are styled the "Worshipful Company of..." their respective craft, trade or profession.
The London Regiment is an infantry regiment in the British Army, part of the Army Reserve.
Long Acre is a street in the City of Westminster in central London.
Manningtree is a town and civil parish in the Tendring district of Essex, England, which lies on the River Stour.
Maricourt is a commune in the Somme department in Picardy in northern France.
The Middlesex Regiment was a line infantry regiment of the British Army.
Monchy-au-Bois is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.
The Munich Agreement was a settlement permitting Nazi Germany's annexation of portions of Czechoslovakia along the country's borders mainly inhabited by German speakers, for which a new territorial designation "Sudetenland" was coined.
488 Squadron was the name given to two distinct Royal New Zealand Air Force squadrons during the Second World War.
North Weald Airfield is an operational general aviation aerodrome, in the civil parish of North Weald Bassett in Epping Forest, Essex, England.
Norwich (also) is a city on the River Wensum in England.
The River Oise is a right tributary of the River Seine, flowing for in Belgium and France.
Operation Overlord was the code name for the Battle of Normandy, the Allied operation that launched the successful invasion of German-occupied western Europe during World War II.
Orpington is a suburban town and electoral ward in the London Borough of Bromley in Greater London and lies at the south-eastern edge of London's urban sprawl.
Oxford is a city in the South East region of England and the county town of Oxfordshire.
Péruwelz is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut.
The Port of Southampton is a passenger and cargo port located in the central part of the south coast of England.
The Post Office Rifles was a unit of the British Army, first formed in 1868 from volunteers as part of the Volunteer Force, which later became the Territorial Force (and later the Territorial Army).
Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale (Albert Victor Christian Edward; 8 January 1864 – 14 January 1892), was the eldest son of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII), and the grandson of the reigning British monarch, Queen Victoria.
The Princess Louise's Kensington Regiment was a Volunteer infantry regiment of the British Army.
A private is a soldier of the lowest military rank (equivalent to NATO Rank Grades OR-1 to OR-3 depending on the force served in).
Purfleet is a town in the Thurrock unitary authority in Essex, England.
Radar is an object-detection system that uses radio waves to determine the range, angle, or velocity of objects.
RAF Bradwell Bay is a former Royal Air Force station located east of Maldon, Essex, England and south west of West Mersea, Essex.
Royal Air Force Debden or more simply RAF Debden is a former Royal Air Force station located southeast of Saffron Walden and approximately north of the village of Debden in North Essex, England.
Royal Air Force Station Martlesham Heath or more simply RAF Martlesham Heath is a former Royal Air Force station located south west of Woodbridge, Suffolk, England.
Royal Air Force Station Wattisham or more simply RAF Wattisham is a former Royal Air Force station located in East Anglia just outside the village of Wattisham, south of Stowmarket in Suffolk, England.
Ransart is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.
Reading is a large town and unitary authority area in the ceremonial county of Berkshire, England.
Regent's Park (officially The Regent's Park) is one of the Royal Parks of London.
Richard Eric Onslow Long, 3rd Viscount Long TD DL (22 August 1892 – 12 January 1967) was a British Conservative Party politician and Territorial Army officer.
A rifle regiment is a military unit consisting of a regiment of infantry troops armed with rifles and known as riflemen.
The River Thames is a river that flows through southern England.
RNTE Shotley, known in the Royal Navy as HMS ''Ganges'', was a naval training establishment at Shotley, near Ipswich in Suffolk.
Field Marshal Robert Cornelis Napier, 1st Baron Napier of Magdala, GCB, GCSI, FRS (6 December 1810 – 14 January 1890) was an Indian Army officer.
Robert Peter Laurie, CB, VD, (24 October 1835 – 29 July 1905) was a British Conservative Party politician.
The Royal Air Force (RAF) is the United Kingdom's aerial warfare force.
The Royal Regiment of Artillery, commonly referred to as the Royal Artillery (RA), is the artillery arm of the British Army.
The Corps of Royal Engineers, usually just called the Royal Engineers (RE), and commonly known as the Sappers, is one of the corps of the British Army.
The Royal Exchange in London was founded in the 16th century by the merchant Thomas Gresham to act as a centre of commerce for the City of London.
The Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry (RWY) was a Yeomanry regiment of the Kingdom of Great Britain and the United Kingdom established in 1794.
Salisbury Plain is a chalk plateau in central southern England covering.
A sapper, also called pioneer or combat engineer, is a combatant or soldier who performs a variety of military engineering duties such as bridge-building, laying or clearing minefields, demolitions, field defences and general construction, as well as road and airfield construction and repair.
Saxmundham is a small market town in Suffolk, England.
In the United Kingdom, a scheduled monument is a 'nationally important' archaeological site or historic building, given protection against unauthorised change.
The Scheldt (Dutch: Schelde, French: Escaut) is a long river in northern France, western Belgium and the southwestern part of the Netherlands.
The Second Battle of Villers-Bretonneux came during the period of the Battle of the Lys, 24–27 April 1918, but was launched against the Allied lines in front of Amiens.
The Second Boer War (Tweede Boerenoorlog, Tweede Vryheidsoorlog, literally "Second Freedom War") otherwise known as the Second Anglo-Boer War, was fought from 11 October 1899 until 31 May 1902 between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the South African Republic (Transvaal Republic) and the Orange Free State.
Varieties of the color green may differ in hue, chroma (also called saturation or intensity) or lightness (or value, tone, or brightness), or in two or three of these qualities.
Shoeburyness (also called "Shoebury") is a town in southeast Essex, England, at the mouth of the Thames Estuary. It is within the borough of Southend-on-Sea, situated at its far east, around east of Southend town centre. It was an urban district of Essex from 1894 to 1933, when it became part of the county borough of Southend-on-Sea.
Shoreditch is an inner city district in the historic East End of London and modern Central London within the London Borough of Hackney, lying immediately to the north of the City of London.
The South Staffordshire Regiment was a line infantry regiment of the British Army in existence for only 68 years.
Southend-on-Sea (commonly referred to as just Southend) is a seaside resort town and wider unitary authority area with borough status, in Essex, England, on the north side of the Thames estuary east of central London.
A spoil tip (also called a spoil bank, boney pile, gob pile, bing, batch, boney dump or pit heap) is a pile built of accumulated spoil - the overburden or other waste rock removed during coal and ore mining.
The 1918 Spring Offensive or Kaiserschlacht (Kaiser's Battle), also known as the Ludendorff Offensive, was a series of German attacks along the Western Front during the First World War, beginning on 21 March 1918, which marked the deepest advances by either side since 1914.
St Bride's Church is a church in the City of London, England.
St Paul's Cathedral, London, is an Anglican cathedral, the seat of the Bishop of London and the mother church church of the Diocese of London.
Suffolk is an East Anglian county of historic origin in England.
Mustard agent, or the sulphur mustards, commonly, but erroneously, known as mustard gas, is a class of related cytotoxic and vesicant chemical warfare agents with the ability to form large blisters on the exposed skin and in the lungs.
The Supermarine Spitfire is a British single-seat fighter aircraft that was used by the Royal Air Force and many other Allied countries during and after the Second World War.
Sutton Veny is a village and civil parish situated in the Wylye Valley, about southeast of the town of Warminster in Wiltshire, England.
The Territorial Force (TF) was the volunteer reserve component of the British Army in existence from 1908 until 1920, when, shortly after the end of the First World War, it was reformed and renamed the Territorial Army, which continues to the present day.
The Blitz (shortened from German Blitzkrieg, "lightning war") was the period of sustained strategic bombing of the United Kingdom by Nazi Germany during the Second World War.
The National Archives (TNA) is an executive agency of the Ministry of Justice of the United Kingdom.
Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress, known as the Tower of London, is a historic castle located on the north bank of the River Thames in central London.
Trainbands were companies of militia in England or the Americas, first organized in the 16th century and dissolved in the 18th.
The V-1 flying bomb (Vergeltungswaffe 1)—also known to the Allies as the buzz bomb, or doodlebug, and in Germany as Kirschkern (cherrystone) or Maikäfer (maybug)—was an early pulsejet-powered cruise missile.
The Vickers machine gun or Vickers gun is a name primarily used to refer to the water-cooled.303 British (7.7 mm) machine gun produced by Vickers Limited, originally for the British Army.
Victory in Europe Day, generally known as V-E Day, VE Day or simply V Day was the public holiday celebrated on 8 May 1945 (7 May in Commonwealth realms) to mark the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender of its armed forces.
Villers-Bretonneux is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France.
Vimy is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.
Publius Vergilius Maro (October 15, 70 BC – September 21, 19 BC), usually called Virgil or Vergil in English, was an ancient Roman poet of the Augustan period.
Viscount Hood, of Whitley in the County of Warwick, is a title in the Peerage of Great Britain.
The Volunteer Force was a citizen army of part-time rifle, artillery and engineer corps, created as a popular movement throughout the British Empire in 1859.
The War Office was a department of the British Government responsible for the administration of the British Army between the 17th century and 1964, when its functions were transferred to the Ministry of Defence.
Warminster is a town and civil parish in western Wiltshire, England, by-passed by the A36 (between Salisbury and Bath) and the partly concurrent A350 between Westbury and Blandford Forum.
Watford is a town and borough in Hertfordshire, England, situated northwest of central London and inside the circumference of the M25 motorway; not to be confused with Watford, Northamptonshire which is about 50 miles to the north.
Following the outbreak of World War I in 1914, the German Army opened the Western Front by first invading Luxembourg and Belgium, then gaining military control of important industrial regions in France.
Sir William "Bill" Joseph Jordan,, (19 May 1879 – 8 April 1959) was a New Zealand Labour Party Member of Parliament, and New Zealand's longest-serving High Commissioner to Great Britain from 1936 to 1951.
The Women's Royal Army Corps (WRAC; sometimes pronounced acronymically as, a term unpopular with its members) was the corps to which all women in the British Army except medical, dental and veterinary officers and chaplains (who belonged to the same corps as the men), the Ulster Defence Regiment which recruited women from 1973, and nurses (who belonged to Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps) belonged from 1949 to 1992.
World War I (WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War or the Great War, was a global war centered in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918.
World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, though related conflicts began earlier.
The Ypres Salient is the area around Ypres in Belgium which was the scene of some of the biggest battles in World War I. In military terms, a salient is a battlefield feature that projects into enemy territory.
The 140th (4th London) Brigade (140 Bde) was an infantry brigade formation of the British Army's Territorial Army that had its origins in a South London Brigade (known as the 'Grey Brigade') of the former Volunteer Force.
The 168th (2nd London) Brigade was an infantry brigade of the British Army that saw service during both World War I and World War II.
The 174th (2/2nd London) Brigade was a formation of the Territorial Force of the British Army.
The 19th Battalion, London Regiment (St Pancras) was a Volunteer unit of the British Army in existence from 1860 to 1961 under various titles.
The 1st Anti-Aircraft Division (1 AA Division) was an Air Defence formation of the British Army before and during the early years of World War II.
The 21st Army Group was a World War II British headquarters formation, in command of two field armies and other supporting units, consisting primarily of the British Second Army and the First Canadian Army.
The 22nd Brigade was an infantry brigade formation of the British Army.
25th (County of London) Cyclist Battalion was a bicycle battalion of the London Regiment of the British Army.
28th (Thames and Medway) Anti-Aircraft Brigade was an air defence formation of Britain's Territorial Army created in 1925 to command anti-aircraft units in Kent and around the militarily important Medway Towns, which it defended during the Battle of Britain and The Blitz.
The 2nd Anti-Aircraft Division (2 AA Division) was an Air Defence formation of the British Army from 1935 to 1942.
The 41st (London) Anti-Aircraft Brigade was an air defence formation of Anti-Aircraft Command in the British Territorial Army, formed shortly before the outbreak of World War II.
The 46th (North Midland) Division was an infantry division of the British Army, part of the Territorial Force, that saw service in World War I. At the outbreak of the war, the 46th Division was commanded by Major-General Hon.
The 47th (1/2nd London) Division was an infantry division of the British Army, raised in 1908 as part of the Territorial Force.
The 56th (London) Infantry Division was an infantry division of the British Army.
The 58th (2/1st London) Division was an infantry division created in 1915 as part of the massive expansion of the British Army during World War I. It was a 2nd Line Territorial Force formation raised as a duplicate of the 56th (1/1st London) Division.
The 6th Anti-Aircraft Division (6 AA Division) was an air defence formation created within Anti-Aircraft Command of Britain's Territorial Army just before World War II.
The 73rd (Kent Fortress) Searchlight Regiment was a volunteer air defence unit of Britain's Territorial Army (TA) from 1939 until 1955, at first as part of the Royal Engineers, later in the Royal Artillery.
The 7th Infantry Division was established by The Duke of Wellington as part of the Anglo-Portuguese Army for service in the Peninsular War, and was active also during the First World War from 1914–1919, and also in the Second World War from 1938–1939 in Palestine and Egypt.
32nd (7th City of London) Anti-Aircraft Battalion, Royal Engineers, 32nd (7th City of London) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery, 32nd Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery, 3rd City of London Rifle Volunteer Corps, 567th (7th City of London) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery, 7th (City of London) Battalion London Regiment.