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NOTE: KIA = Killed In Action. WIA = Wounded In Action. KIFA = Killed in Flying Accident. = Jewish as per
Fate In Battle is date of incident between July 10 1940 and October 31 1940. Fate After Battle is date of death after the Battle

The Battle of Britain clasp (worn on the 1939-45 Star – or a silver gilt rosette if medal ribbons only are worn) is restricted to aircrew from 71 defined units
of RAF Fighter Command, Coastal Command or the Fleet Air Arm, who flew at least one operational sortie between 00:01 July 10 1940 and 23:59 October 31 1940.

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Wikipedia: Life stories of leading pilots and crew
AircrewRemembered Paradie Canadian Archive Database: 45,000 Service Records of RCAF personnel
AircrewRemembered Allied Losses and Incidents Database: Covering 120,000+ Allied aircrew 1939 - 1945
AircrewRemembered Archiwum: specialist database with details of Polish personnel (in Polish)
AircrewRemembered Kracker Luftwaffe Archive: 31,000 Luftwaffe pilot and crew details
AircrewRemembered LOST: Rob Philips Memorial Archive: Dutch losses in Europe Comprehensive site on Belgian aircrew

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#Name (↑)First NamesRankService No.Air ForceCountry of Origin* (↑)SquadronsAwardsAircraft (↑)VictoriesFate in BattleFate After BattleDateOfDeathNotesPhoto
1 FarnesEricPlt Off77374British141 Sqd


Wikipedia discussion of Defiant tactics
DiedGunner in Defiant (L7001) 1940-07-19 on convoy patrol. Baled out over the Channel after combat with a Bf 109 of JG 51 at 12:45hrs and was rescued. The pilot (M.J.Louden) crash landed at Hawkinge and was wounded. Defiant a write off.
2 FarnesPaul Caswell PoweSgt (later W/C)88437British501 Sqd


Air Efficiency Award

Hurricane82020-01-28 Age 101Born in Bocombe Hampshire, on 16 July 1918. Joined RAFVR in 1938. He converted to Hurricanes and on 14 September he joined 501 Sqd, moving with the squadron to France on 10 May 1940. His score during the Battle of France was one enemy aircraft destroyed, one possibly destroyed and two shared. In the Battle of Britain Sergeant Farnes achieved a score of six destroyed, one probably destroyed and six damaged. DFM on 22 October. Commissioned as an instructor and fought in Malta with 229 Sqd. Served in north Africa and Iraq. Commanded two squadrons in the UK. Remained in the RAF until 1958, retiring as a Squadron Leader, retaining the rank of Wing Commander.Official Ace,  Born 1918


Farnes (seated left) with 501 Sqd group 1940

3 LoudonMalcolm JohnFlt Lt37293British141 Sqd


Wikipedia discussion of Defiant tactics
Pilot in a Defiant on convoy patrol 19 July 1940. Crash landed at Hawkinge and was wounded after combat with a Bf 109 of JG 51 at 12:45hrs. The gunner (E.Farnes) baled out over the Channel and was rescued. Defiant (L7001) was a write off.

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