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Portal Charles

Portal Charles

Portal Charles

Marshal of the Royal Air Force Charles Frederick Algernon Portal, 1st Viscount Portal of Hungerford (21 May 1893 – 22 April 1971) was a senior Royal Air Force officer. In the First World War he was a pilot, then a flight commander and then a squadron...

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British Forces Aden

British Forces Aden

British Forces Aden

British Forces Aden was the name given to the British Armed Forces stationed in the Aden Protectorate during part of the 20th century. Their purpose was to preserve the security of the Protectorate from both internal threats and external aggression. British...

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Mitchell William

Mitchell William

Mitchell William

Air Chief Marshal Sir William Gore Sutherland Mitchell (8 March 1888 – 15 August 1944) was a senior commander in the Royal Air Force and the first RAF officer to hold the post of Black Rod. Commissioned into the Devonshire Regiment in 1906, Mitchell spent...

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Bowhill Frederick

Bowhill Frederick

Bowhill Frederick

Le Maréchal en chef de l'Air Sir Frederick William Bowhill avec une barrette, né le 1er septembre 1880 et mort le 12 mars 1960) fut un commandant supérieur de la Royal Air Force (RAF) avant et pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Bowhill commence sa carrière...

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Ellington Edward

Ellington Edward

Ellington Edward

Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir Edward Leonard Ellington, (30 December 1877 – 13 June 1967) was a senior officer in the Royal Air Force. He served in World War I as a staff officer and then as Director-General of Military Aeronautics and subsequently...

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Webb-Bowen Tom

Webb-Bowen Tom

Webb-Bowen Tom

Air Vice-Marshal Sir Tom Ince Webb-Bowen (17 January 1879 – 29 October 1956) was a senior commander in the Royal Air Force during the first half of the 20th century. Webb-Bowen was initially commissioned into a militia battalion of the Middlesex Regiment,...

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Game Philip

Game Philip

Game Philip

L'Air Vice-Marshal (général de corps d'armée aérienne) Sir Philip Woolcott Game (30 mars 1876 - 4 février 1961) fut un officier général de la Royal Air Force, qui plus tard fut le vingt-sixième gouverneur de Nouvelle-Galles du Sud, en Australie, avant...

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Humphrey Andrew

Humphrey Andrew

Humphrey Andrew

Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir Andrew Henry Humphrey (10 January 1921 – 24 January 1977) was a senior officer in the Royal Air Force. He fought in World War II as a fighter pilot taking part in the Battle of Britain and also took part in the withdrawal...

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Beetham Michael

Beetham Michael

Beetham Michael

Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir Michael James Beetham (17 May 1923 – 24 October 2015) was a World War II bomber pilot and a high-ranking commander in the Royal Air Force from the 1960s to the 1980s. As Chief of the Air Staff during the Falklands War...

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Roy Dommett, rocket scientist - obituary

Roy Dommett, rocket scientist - obituary

Roy Dommett, rocket scientist - obituary

Scientist who developed Britain’s Cold War nuclear arsenal – with a sideline in Morris dancing. Roy Dommett at Farnborough Air Sciences Trust with the Chevaline missile bus, 2012 Roy Dommett, the aeronautical engineer, who has died aged 82, was Britain’s...

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Sobibor Trials

Sobibor Trials

Sobibor Trials

Gustav Wagner, Deputy Commandant of Sobibor, ordered the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Jews as chief of the selections. He was sentenced to death in absentia by the Nuremberg Tribunal, but escaped with Franz Stangl with the help of the Vatican to...

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Mathison Melissa

Mathison Melissa

Mathison Melissa

Melissa Mathison, née le 3 juin 1950 et morte le 4 novembre 2015 (à 65 ans), est une scénariste américaine, connue notamment pour avoir écrit le scénario des films E.T. l'extra-terrestre, L'Indien du placard et Kundun, un film sur le 14e dalaï-lama. Mélissa...

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