Australia’s Few and the Battle of Britain

Australia s Few and the Battle of Britain Jack Kennedy Sydney Squadron Stuart Walch Hobart Squadron Dick Glyde Perth Squadron Ken Holland Sydney Squadron Pat Hughes Cooma and Sydney Squadron Bill Millington Ad

  • Title: Australia’s Few and the Battle of Britain
  • Author: Kristen Alexander
  • ISBN: 9781742234151
  • Page: 229
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Jack Kennedy Sydney, 238 Squadron , Stuart Walch Hobart, 238 Squadron , Dick Glyde Perth, 87 Squadron , Ken Holland Sydney 152 Squadron , Pat Hughes Cooma and Sydney, 234 Squadron , Bill Millington Adelaide, 249 Squadron , John Crossman Newcastle, 46 Squadron and Des Sheen Canberra, 72 Squadron eight Australian Spitfire and Hurricane pilots of the Battle of BriJack Kennedy Sydney, 238 Squadron , Stuart Walch Hobart, 238 Squadron , Dick Glyde Perth, 87 Squadron , Ken Holland Sydney 152 Squadron , Pat Hughes Cooma and Sydney, 234 Squadron , Bill Millington Adelaide, 249 Squadron , John Crossman Newcastle, 46 Squadron and Des Sheen Canberra, 72 Squadron eight Australian Spitfire and Hurricane pilots of the Battle of Britain Only one survived.During the summer and autumn of 1940, the Luftwaffe launched their campaign to gain superiority over the RAF, especially Fighter Command The result was the first major battle of World War II or any war fought entirely in the air The Luftwaffe s defeat by The Few marked a turning point in the Allies favour.The Battle of Britain is one of the most significant battles of the war, and until now, the role of the Australian Few has received little attention Kristen Alexander gives a personal account of eight Australian participants, drawing heavily on primary source material and original research She follows these young men from childhood, through their education, training, personal relationships and flying careers, to death in combat in the case of seven of the eight men , and beyond that to commemoration.

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    1 thought on “Australia’s Few and the Battle of Britain”

    1. I have just finished reading Kristen Alexander’s latest WW2 aviation book, covering eight Australian pilots who flew Spitfire and Hurricanes in the RAF and fought over England during the Battle of Britain. The pilots that the author decided to cover in her book were Jack Kennedy and Ken Holland from Sydney, Stuart Walch from Hobart, Dick Glyde from Perth, Pat Hughes from Cooma, Bill Millington from Adelaide, John Crossman from Newcastle, and Des Sheen of Canberra. Of these eight pilots only on [...]

    2. Not my favourite ww2 History - foudn the whole premise a little artificial (why only 8 people) and the sory lines confusing (why so many people?!) and altogether unsatisfying. Would have preferred something that made more of a narrative out of 1 or two of them

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