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Warrant Officer Graham Briggs DFM - Art prints and originals signed by Warrant Officer Graham Briggs DFM

Graham Briggs

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Warrant Officer Graham Briggs DFM

Weapons Operator, 58 and 103 Squadrons.

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 The Battle of Britain had been won by the young fighter pilots of Fighter Command, but now it fell to another band of young men to wage total warfare against the Nazi war machine - the aircrew of RAF Bomber Command.  And like the fighter pilots of t......
The Hard Way Home by Robert Taylor. (D)
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The Battle of Britain had been won by the young fighter pilots of Fighter Command, but now it fell to another band of young men to wage total warfare against the Nazi war machine - the aircrew of RAF Bomber Command. And like the fighter pilots of t......NOT
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A list of all squadrons known to have been served with by Warrant Officer Graham Briggs DFM. A profile page is available by clicking the squadron name.
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No.103 Sqn RAF


Country : UK
Founded : 1st September 1917
Fate : Disbanded 31st July 1975

Nili me tangere - Touch me not

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No.103 Sqn RAF

No 103 Squadron RFC was formed on 1st September 1917, at Beaulieu, Hampshire and in 1918 was employed on day-bombing and reconnaissance missions on the Western Front flying DH9 aircraft. 103 Squadron was disbanded in 1919. In August 1936, as No.103 (Bomber) Squadron, was reformed and flew Hawker Hinds. With the outbreak of World War Two, 103 Squadron were equipped with Fairey Battles and given the role of short-range day-and night-bombing attacks. Their first misison was on the 10th of May 1940 : 4 Fairey Battles were sent to bomb German troops advancing through Luxembourg. From the four aircraft, three were lost. Their other missions included bombing the Meuse bridges and the invasion ports. The squadorn would later be re-equipped with heavier bombers with longer-range - the Wellington bomber (Oct 1940-Jul 1942) followed by Halifaxes (Jul 1942-Oct 1942) and finally Lancasters. In August 1943, it contributed 24 Lancasters to the force of 600-odd Bomber Command heavies which was sent to make the first-ever raid to Peenemunde to bomb the German V-weapons experimental station. The most distinguished Lancaster of them all, Lancaster III ED888 M2 (Mike Squared), was flown by 103 Squadron flying initially 66 missions before being transferred to 576 Squadron where it flew another 65 missions before returning back to 103 squadron to fly a further 9 missions plus, logging a total of 140 missions and totalling 974 operational hours. The aircraft made its first operational sortie - to Dortmund on 4/5th May 1943, This was a Bomber Command record but the aircraft Mike Squared was not saved from the scrap yard to be preserved and was finally scrapped in 1947. 103 Squadorns last bombing mission was on 25th April 1945 when 16 Lancasters bombed SS barracks at Berchtesgaden, but still had a roll to play as on 7th May 1945 : 19 Lancasters from the squadron dropped supplies to Dutch at Rotterdam.

No.58 Sqn RAF


Country : UK
Founded : 8th June 1916
Fate : Disbanded 4th June 1976

Alis nocturnis - On the wings of the night

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No.58 Sqn RAF

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Aviation History Timeline : 25th May
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
25May1917Rene Dorme, a WW1 Ace with 23.00 victories, died on this day
25May1940Pierre Villey, a WW2 Ace with 5.00 victories, died on this day
25May1942Former Belgian Battle of Britain pilot, P/O R. G. C. de H. De Grunne of 32 Squadron, was Killed.
25May1942Former British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O J. B. Kendal of 66 Squadron, was Killed.
25May1942Former Polish Battle of Britain pilot, P/O J. S. DFC Jankiewicz of 601 Squadron, was Killed.
25May1942Friedrich Dahn, a WW2 Ace with 26.00 victories, died on this day
25May1942Hauptmann Peter Gamann of III./Sturzkampfgeschwader 1 was awarded the Knight's Cross
25May1942Hauptmann of the Reserves Gerhard Bauhaus of 8./Sturzkampfgeschwader 77 was awarded the Knight's Cross
25May1942Leutnant Gerhard Krems of 2./Kampfgeschwader 27 was awarded the Knight's Cross
25May1942Oberleutnant Anton Hackl of 5./Jagdgeschwader 77 was posthumously awarded the Knight's Cross
25May1943Hauptmann Josef Schl of 3./Kampfgeschwader 51 was awarded the Knight's Cross
25May1943Hauptmann Werner Roell of Stabsst./Sturzkampfgeschwader 77 was posthumously awarded the Knight's Cross
25May1943Oberleutnant Rudolf Trenn of 8./Schlachtgeschwader 77 was awarded the Knight's Cross
25May1944Wing Commander Lorne Cameron of No.401 Sqn RAF shot down a Fw190
25May1955J Mellersh, a WW1 Ace with 9.00 victories, died on this day

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