The Battle of Britain (229 Squadron)

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Photos associated with 229 Squadron and the pilots that would have known my relative, F/O Malcolm Ravenhill, during the Battle of Britain. Please visit www.malcolmravenhill.co.uk for more information.

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Operating from RAF Northolt on 23 September 1940, P/O Peter OD Allcock was shot down whilst acting as a patrol weaver. Bailing out wounded, the 21-year-old pilot was admitted to Southend Hospital after landing at Westcliff. He had been with No 229 Squadron RAF since 20 May. Wright Brothers, Battle Of Britain, Fighter Pilot, Royal Air Force, Aviators, World War Two, First World, Middle East, Ww2

Operating from RAF Northolt on 23 September 1940, P/O Peter OD Allcock was shot down whilst acting as a patrol weaver. Bailing out wounded, the 21-year-old pilot was admitted to Southend Hospital after landing at Westcliff. He had been with No 229 Squadron RAF since 20 May.

Flying from RAF Northolt on 15 September 1940, P/O Georges LJ Doutrepont was killed by enemy fighters as Hurricane Mk I RE-P flew for several miles out of control and crashed on Staplehurst Station at 11.50, killing the 27-year-old Belgian and Charles A Ashdown, an 18-year-old SR ticket clerk. Barely 20 minutes later, another member of No 229 Squadron RAF, P/O Robert R "Bob" Smith, bailed out over Sevenoaks, the 25-year-old Canadian surviving with severe leg injuries. Bob Smith, Leg Injury, Battle Of Britain, Royal Air Force, Aviators, World War Two, Ww2, 1940s, Pilot

Flying from RAF Northolt on 15 September 1940, P/O Georges LJ Doutrepont was killed by enemy fighters as Hurricane Mk I RE-P flew for several miles out of control and crashed on Staplehurst Station at 11.50, killing the 27-year-old Belgian and Charles A Ashdown, an 18-year-old SR ticket clerk. Barely 20 minutes later, another member of No 229 Squadron RAF, P/O Robert R "Bob" Smith, bailed out over Sevenoaks, the 25-year-old Canadian surviving with severe leg injuries.

G/C Stanley F Vincent returned to RAF Northolt on 14 January 1940, as station commander. Aged 43 and a veteran of the RFC, he often accompanied his pilots on scrambles, claiming 2 Me 109 fighters on 30 September while on an operational sortie with No 229 Squadron RAF. The score made him one of the few airmen to have destroyed enemy aircraft in the air in both wars. Me 109, 30 September, Wright Brothers, Supermarine Spitfire, Battle Of Britain, Royal Air Force, World War Two, Airplanes, Wwii

G/C Stanley F Vincent returned to RAF Northolt on 14 January 1940, as station commander. Aged 43 and a veteran of the RFC, he often accompanied his pilots on scrambles, claiming 2 Me 109 fighters on 30 September while on an operational sortie with No 229 Squadron RAF. The score made him one of the few airmen to have destroyed enemy aircraft in the air in both wars.

After damaging a He 59 with P/O Geoffrey M Simpson and Sgt Rupert J Ommanney of… Global Conflict, Front Teeth, Air Force Aircraft, Battle Of Britain, Korean War, Royal Air Force, World War Two, Ww2, Pilot

After damaging a He 59 with P/O Geoffrey M Simpson and Sgt Rupert J Ommanney of Blue Section off the French coast on the morning of 26 October 1940, F/O Donald BH McHardy was forced to land 3m north of Boulogne, breaking his upper jaw and front teeth when colliding with the gunsight. In hospital, the 22-year-old Welshman with over 100 operational sorties flown with No 229 Squadron RAF since 8 June was visited by his assailant, Oblt Hans Philipp of JG54.

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Hawker Hurricane Mk I LE*S of 242. Sqn - pilot P/O Noel Karl STANSFIELD, a Canadian who during the Battle of Britain flew with 242. and 229. Sqns. He achieved 7 kills during the Battle. P/O Stansfield was shot down and wounded on 30 September 1940. He baled out his Hurricane I sn N2652 after combat with a Bf 109s over Ightham. He was awarded the D.F.C. on 8 October 1940.

The Chase Two Hawker Hurricane of 229 Squadron RAF pursue an to the French coast during the Battle of Britain. Ww2 Aircraft, Fighter Aircraft, Military Aircraft, The Spitfires, Hawker Hurricane, Aircraft Painting, Airplane Art, Desert Camo, Thing 1

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Two Hawker Hurricane Mk1s of 229 Squadron RAF pursue an Me110 to the French coast

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Hawker Hurricane Mk I LE*S of 242. Sqn - pilot P/O Noel Karl STANSFIELD, a Canadian who during the Battle of Britain flew with 242. and 229. Sqns. He achieved 7 kills during the Battle. P/O Stansfield was shot down and wounded on 30 September 1940. He baled out his Hurricane I sn N2652 after combat with a Bf 109s over Ightham. He was awarded the D.F.C. on 8 October 1940.

Shortly after No 229 Squadron RAF arrived at RAF Northolt on 9 September Hawker Hurricane, Battle Of Britain, World War Two, Ww2, British, Vernon, Aircraft, Pilots, World War Ii

Shortly after No 229 Squadron RAF arrived at RAF Northolt on 9 September 1940, P/O Reginald AL Du Vivier, acting F/L William A Smith, F/O Vernon M Bright, Sgt Richard R Mitchell, F/O Malcolm "Mac" Ravenhill, F/O Ronald E Bary, P/O Anthony S Linney, P/O Ronald C Brown, Sgt Sydney W Merryweather (left to right) were tasked with patrolling the Maidstone line at 25,000ft, often finding themselves below enemy fighters.

Staffelkapitän of 2 Hauptmann Bruno Stolle Ace of the Luftwaffe adjusts his parachute harness in front of his Fw Luftwaffe, Fighter Pilot, Fighter Jets, Focke Wulf 190, P 47 Thunderbolt, The Spitfires, Ww2 Planes, Battle Of Britain, Aircraft Design

During October 1940, P/O Victor MM "Vicky" Ortmans, Sgt John Arbuthnot, F/O Ronald E Bary, F/L John B Holderness, F/L John FF "Jack" Finnis (back row, left to right) Sgt Francis J "Frank" Twitchett, Sgt George F Silvester and Sgt Claude G Hodson (front row, left to right) of No 229 Squadron RAF found RAF Northolt camouflaged to resemble civil housing and gardens, with a stream painted across the main runway, ordered by 43-year-old station commander G/C Stanley F Vincent.

Posted to No 229 Squadron RAF at RAF Northolt on 28 September 1940, Sgt John R Farrow lost formation in cloud and fell, out of control, over Bovingdon on midday of 8 October. The 24-year-old pilot was killed as Hurricane Mk I RE-Q broke up in the air at 200ft, one of 7 pilots of RAF Fighter Command lost during the day. John R, Battle Of Britain, 24 Years Old, World War Two, Ww2, Air Force, Pilot, Cloud, Two By Two

Posted to No 229 Squadron RAF at RAF Northolt on 28 September 1940, Sgt John R Farrow lost formation in cloud and fell, out of control, over Bovingdon on midday of 8 October. The 24-year-old pilot was killed as Hurricane Mk I RE-Q broke up in the air at 200ft, one of 7 pilots of RAF Fighter Command lost during the day.

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Articles - Capitaine Aviateur Victor "Vicky" Ortmans

1939 - 1945 : La Belgique au combat - Seconde Guerre Mondiale - Articles - Capitaine Aviateur Victor "Vicky" Ortmans

On 21 September 1940, the pilots of No 1 Squadron RCAF participated in the first wing formation operation from RAF Northolt, including Nos 229 and 303 Squadrons RAF, although no enemy aircraft were encountered. Through a communications foul-up, the units took off simultaneously from different corners of the airfield, while all pilots headed toward the centre. By 27 September, the Canadians had destroyed 7 enemy bombers, but had only 6 Hurricane Mk I fighters remaining operational. The Blitz, Battle Of Britain, World War Two, Aircraft, 27 September, Pilots, Outdoor, Air Force, Centre

On 21 September 1940, the pilots of No 1 Squadron RCAF participated in the first wing formation operation from RAF Northolt, including Nos 229 and 303 Squadrons RAF, although no enemy aircraft were encountered. Through a communications foul-up, the units took off simultaneously from different corners of the airfield, while all pilots headed toward the centre. By 27 September, the Canadians had destroyed 7 enemy bombers, but had only 6 Hurricane Mk I fighters remaining operational.

On 21 September 1940, the pilots of No 1 Squadron RCAF participated in the first wing formation operation from RAF Northolt, including Nos 229 and 303 Squadrons RAF, although no enemy aircraft were encountered. Through a communications foul-up, the units took off simultaneously from different corners of the airfield, while all pilots headed toward the centre. By 27 September, the Canadians had destroyed 7 enemy bombers, but had only 6 Hurricane Mk I fighters remaining operational. The Blitz, Battle Of Britain, World War Two, Aircraft, 27 September, Pilots, Outdoor, Air Force, Centre

On 21 September 1940, the pilots of No 1 Squadron RCAF participated in the first wing formation operation from RAF Northolt, including Nos 229 and 303 Squadrons RAF, although no enemy aircraft were encountered. Through a communications foul-up, the units took off simultaneously from different corners of the airfield, while all pilots headed toward the centre. By 27 September, the Canadians had destroyed 7 enemy bombers, but had only 6 Hurricane Mk I fighters remaining operational.

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P/O Geoffrey M Simpson was with A Flight of No 229 Squadron RAF that was led by F/L Frederick E "Fred" Rosier to Vitry-en-Artois on 16 May 1940, claiming an Me 110 destroyed near the airfield on 18 May and 2 He 111 bombers over Calais 3 days later. Returning to RAF Digby on the next day, the 20-year-old New Zealander was credited with an Me 109 damaged on 29 May 3m northeast of Dunkirk and a Do 17 unconfirmed 2 days later, using RAF Manston as forward base.