By Christopher Shores
This quantity updates the data within the first quantity and provides a few new names. details has been extra at the pilots who won good fortune opposed to the V-1 flying bombs in the course of 1944-45. element is usually supplied on these devices during which nearly the entire fighter pilots served at a while or one other - the fighter Operational education devices - and of expert devices resembling the valuable Gunnery college, Fighter Leader's university and Fighter Experimental devices. there's additionally insurance of the one different conflicts during which British pilots were in a position to declare victories considering the fact that 1945 - Korea and the Falklands clash.
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There are a number of new names, whose biographies are included for the first time. There is also, of course, a substantial body of additional information regarding many of those dealt with in the 1994 volume. This is so arranged that it may be read in conjunction with the previous biographical notes and claim lists. The list of those claiming four victories has been modified — several of those pilots have now been “upgraded” to full coverage due to additional claims having been identified for them.
Here the army co-operation function was removed, forming its own 74 OTU. A further move was made to Carthago in May 1942, whilst a year later it returned to Ismailia, coming under 203 Group control in July 1943. It was disbanded on 11 June 1945. 73 (Middle East) Operational Training Unit The unit was formed in November 1941 at Sheik Othman, Aden, equipped with Mohawks and Hurricanes, becoming the main fighter OTU for units of Western Desert Air Force. Following the Japanese entry into the war and the appearance of carriers of the Imperial Japanese Navy in the Indian Ocean, the unit formed a Mohawk Flight for the defence of Aden.
He later served in Germany and Singapore, and spent some years at the Royal Radar Establishment, Malvern. Following a year as an adviser to the Imperial Iranian Air Force, he served at West Drayton on the ‘Linesman’ project. He retired from the RAF on 2 July 1974 as a Sqn Ldr. COOK Harry Flight Lieutenant RAF Nos. 754199 (NCO); 126096 (Officer) Listed in the 1994 volume as a pilot with four victories, further research shows Harry Cook’s total to be higher. He joined the RAFVR in 1939, qualifying as a pilot in June 1940 and being posted to 7 OTU.