Roll of Honour of "The Few" that with gallentry and dedication served with Fighter Command in the Battle of Britain 1940This "Roll of Honour" contains nearly 3,000 names of all those aircrew that served with RAF Fighter Command between the dates of July 10th and October 31st 1940, the official period known as the Battle of Britain. Each one of those 2,937 British and Allied airmen were awarded the Battle of Britain clasp for having flown at least one authorised sortie with an accredited unit of RAF Fighter Command.
The Battle of Britain aircrew came from the following countries:
Australia - 32
Barbados - 1
Belgium - 28
Canada - 112
Czechoslovakia - 88
France - 13
Ireland - 10
Jamaica - 1
Newfoundland - 1
New Zealand - 127
Poland - 145
Rhodesia - 3
South Africa - 25
United States - 9
List of Aircrew by SURNAME:
All above aircrew are shown with the following details:
List Aircrew by NATIONALITY:
All aircrew on the "Honour Roll" are shown with the following details:
Rank shown is that which was held at the end of the Battle of Britain period - October 31st 1940.
Full names are shown in "Aircrew by Nationality"
Awards shown are those that were bestowed during the Battle of Britain period.
Service number shown is that which was held during the Battle of Britain.
Nationality is that which was officially accepted by the Royal Air Force.
Squadrons are those combat squadrons that the individual flew with and does not include training units.
Status shows the date of death or date officially posted as missing. Red dates indicate BofB period.
Aircrew that survived the Battle of Britain and the rest of WWII are shown thus:
Aircrew who served during the BofB but killed or missing later in the war are shown thus:
Aircrew who served during the BofB and were killed or missing during that period are shown thus:
All aircrew listed who have no known grave and are remembered by their names being inscribed on the Runnymede Memorial or a memorial in the country in which they were serving have been indicated by a double asterisk (**)
In many instances it is difficult to determine the exact date of death of aircrew that are officially listed as missing, or failed to return from operations. If an aircrew member had crashed or baled out and landed in the sea or inhospitable area, it is always a possiblity that he may have survived a number of days before death, in this case we have to officially list that aircrew member as being killed or missing on the actual date of the operation or duty that he was carrying out.
All aircrew are listed under the first letter of their surname and may be found by clicking on the alphabetical button shown at the top and bottom of each page. The "left" and "right" arrows allow you to go back or go forward by one page.