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Flt Lt Ian de Hamel (deceased) - Art prints and originals signed by Flt Lt Ian de Hamel (deceased)

Flt Lt Ian de Hamel (deceased)

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The signature of Flt Lt Ian de Hamel (deceased)

Flt Lt Ian de Hamel (deceased)

Flt Lt Ian de Hamel flew Sunderlands with Coastal Command, 1944-1945. His introduction to flying was with the University Air Squadron whilst at Oxford, and he volunteered as a pilot in the RAF in 1942. His request to be allowed to serve on flying boats was granted due to his experience and skill in sailing, and he trained with the US Navy at Pensacola. However, due to the RAFs insistence that all flying boat pilots must also be fully trained navigators, he flew on Oxfords for a while before starting operations on Sunderlands with 228 Sqn at Pembroke Dock. These consisted of long and exhausting patrols hunting U-Boats in the Bay of Biscay and the North Atlantic before his transfer, as Captain, to 201 Sqn, also at Pembroke Dock. His flying career ended with this unit at Calshot in 1945 when he left the RAF. He died in 2003.

Items Signed by Flt Lt Ian de Hamel (deceased)

 A Short Sunderland Mark III of 201 sqn. Coastal Command above an allied convoy in the North Atlantic as it continues to search for marauding German U-Boats. ......
Atlantic Patrol by Keith Woodcock.
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A Short Sunderland Mark III of 201 sqn. Coastal Command above an allied convoy in the North Atlantic as it continues to search for marauding German U-Boats. ......

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A Short Sunderland Mark III of 201 sqn. Coastal Command above an allied convoy in the North Atlantic as it continues to search for marauding German U-Boats. ......
Atlantic Patrol by Keith Woodcock. (Y)
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A Short Sunderland Mark III of 201 sqn. Coastal Command above an allied convoy in the North Atlantic as it continues to search for marauding German U-Boats. ......

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Sunderland Aircraft Art Prints by Geoff Lea and Keith Woodcock.
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Aviation Print Pack. ......

Titles in this pack :

Atlantic Patrol by Keith Woodcock.
Sunderland Over the Gareloch by Geoff Lea.

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Flt Lt Ian de Hamel (deceased)

Squadrons for : Flt Lt Ian de Hamel (deceased)
A list of all squadrons known to have been served with by Flt Lt Ian de Hamel (deceased). A profile page is available by clicking the squadron name.
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No.201 Sqn RAF


Country : UK
Founded : 1st April 1918

Hic et ubique - Here and everywhere

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No.201 Sqn RAF

201 Squadron is one of the oldest squadrons in the RAF. It began as No. 1 Squadron of the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) on 17 October 1914, and reformed on under that designation on 6 December 1916,and being renumbered to 201 Squadron on the formation of the RAF on 1 April 1918 No 201 reformed with Southampton flying boats and based at Calshot. These had been replaced by Londons by the time of World War II, and the unit found itself patrolling the Shetland-Norway gap. The following year, No 201 received Sunderlands and commenced anti-submarine patrols over the Atlantic until the U-boat menace had been defeated. The Squadron also joined the successful Channel blockade prior to the D-Day it also had the distinction of carrying the final Coastal Command patrol of the War on 3 June 1945. The Sunderlands soldiered on, even taking part in the Berlin Airlift, until 1957 when the Squadron was disbanded. No 201 reformed at St Mawgan on 1 October 1958 with the new Shackleton Mk3s and moving to Kinloss in 1965. The 'Shacks' remained until 1970 when the unit received its first Nimrods, and these have seen action in both the South Atlantic, Gulf (twice) and Balkans conflicts.

No.228 Sqn RAF


Country : UK
Founded : 20th August 1918
Fate : Disbanded 1st September 1964

Auxilium a caelo - Help from the sky

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No.228 Sqn RAF

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Aircraft for : Flt Lt Ian de Hamel (deceased)
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Oxford


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Manufacturer : Airspeed
Production Began : 0
Retired : 0
Number Built : 6695

Oxford

The Oxford was built by Airspeed (4,960), De Havilland (1,515), Percival Aircraft (1,525) and the Standard Motor Group (750) during WW2. It was capable of training pilots, navigators, air gunners, radio operators and flight engineers. As well as equipping service flying schools in Great Britain, they spread out all over the globe, training aircrew in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada, and Southern Rhodesia. Nearly 50% of all aircrew who served in the RAF, RCAF, RAAF and RNZAF went through the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, The Oxford was the preferred trainer for the Empire Air Training Scheme (EATS) and British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP), which sent thousands of potential aircrew to Canada for training. 27 Oxfords were on the strength of No 4 Flying Training School RAF Habbaniya, Iraq in early 1941 and some were converted locally, for use as light bombers to help in the defence of the School against Iraqi forces. Airspeed Ltd was founded by Neville Shute Norway in 1931. N.S. Norway had trained as an aeronautical engineer, and worked under Barnes Wallis (of Bouncing Bomb fame) at Vickers Ltd. on the successful R.100 airship. His first design for the new company was the Airspeed A.S.6 Envoy, he was responsible for devising a retractable undercarriage for the Envoy, and it enjoyed both civil and military success an Envoy served in The Kings Flight, and was used to convey members of the Royal Family, and the South African Air Force ordered a batch of seven Convertible Envoys which could be fitted with an Armstrong Whitworth gun turret and carriers for small bombs, as needed. In 1941, the aviatrix Amy Johnson went missing in an Airspeed Oxford, presumably crashing into the Thames Estuary. After the war, 152 surplus Oxfords were converted into small 6-seat commercial airliners called the AS.65 Consul. A few Oxfords were acquired by the Hellenic Air Force and used during the Greek Civil War by No. 355 Squadron RHAF. Although the Oxford was equipped with fixed-pitch wooden or Fairey-Reed metal propellers, the cockpit contained a propeller pitch lever, which had to be moved from "Coarse" to "Fine" for landing. This was to reinforce this important step for trainee pilots. Oxfords continued to serve the Royal Air Force as trainers and light transports until the last was withdrawn from service in 1956. Some were sold for use by overseas air arms, including the Royal Belgian Air Force.

Sunderland




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Manufacturer : Short
Production Began : 1938
Retired : 1959
Number Built : 749

Sunderland

The Short Sunderland, Patrol and Reconnaissance Flying Boat. normal crew level 10. maximum speed of 210mph for Mark I, 205mph Mark II and Mark III, and 213mph Mark V. ceiling 17,900 feet and range of 2110 miles (mk I) 2880 miles for Mark V. endurance in the air 13.5 hours. The Sunderland carries 1 .303 machine gun in the nose, (mark I) and four .303 browning machine guns in the Tail Turret. Also in the Mark II four Vickers .303 inch machine guns were used in the body positions. and four browning machineguns in the nose flanks in the Mark III. Maximum bomb load of 4960 lbs. Based on the design of the Civil Empire class flying boat. The Short Sunderland entered service with the Royal Air Force in June 1938 with 230 squadron. and by the end of the war, 20 squadrons of the Royal Air Force, Royal Canadian Air Force and Royal Australian Air Force were equipped with Sunderland's. By the end of the production in 1946 a total of 749 were built, The roles the Short Sunderland played, mainly were in Maritime and anti Submarine duties, especially in the battle of the Atlantic, The Sunderland accounted for 58 U-Boats sunk or badly damaged. The Sunderland was also used in other theatres of the war and in the Mediterranean helped in the evacuation of troops from Crete and Greece, as well as helping in the evacuation of troops in Burma. The Short Sunderland remained in service with the Royal Air Force until 1959. used during the Korean War, The Berlin Air Lift, and during Operation Firedog, , The Malayan Emergency.

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Updates made to Aircrew database for : 1st Lieutenant Matt Ruper : Squadrons updated (added 386th Fighter Squadron), Squadron service dates updated
Updates made to Airframes database for : Blenheim L9386 : Airframe notes updated (added 07-04-1941 : Blenheim was hit by flak before being finished off by a fighter off the Dutch coast.)
J. N. Fisher added to aircrew database.
Updates made to Airframes database for : Stirling N6011 : Airframe notes updated (added 09-04-1941 : Stirling was shot down by a night-fighter and crashed near Lingen in Germany. )
Colonel Herbert L Prevost added to aircrew database :
Joining the Hell Hawks in June 1944 he flew operations on D-Day and over Normandy, once managing to return his P-47 after striking his propeller on the ground whilst strafing a train. He was awarded the DFC for helping destroy seven tanks, three armored vehicles and five trucks at Weyerbusch in March 1945.
Updates made to Aircrew database for : 1st Lieutenant Edward J Lopez : Squadrons updated (added 387th Fighter Squadron), Squadron service dates updated
Updates made to Airframes database for : Blenheim R3884 : Aircrew updated, Airframe notes updated (added 31-03-1941 : Blenheim was shot down by a Kriegsmarine Vorpostenboot off the Dutch Island of Texel. )
New victory claim added : Ju88 claimed on 10th May 1940 by John Evelyn Scoular of No.73 Sqn RAF
Updates made to Aircrew database for : Ludwig Meister : Date of death updated, Deceased updated, Squadron service dates updated
Updates made to Aircrew database for : Johannes Naumann : Date of death updated, Deceased updated, Squadron service dates updated
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