"We do not want to be remembered as heroes, we only ask to be remembered for what we done....that's all"

"I regard it as a privilege to fight for all those things that make life worth living - freedom, honour and fair play"

 

This "Roll of Honour" contains the 2,936 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 2,936 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.

Battle of Britain aircrew came from the following countries:

Great Britain - 2,340
Australia - 32
Barbados - 1
Belgium - 28
Canada - 112
Czechoslovakia - 89
France - 13
Ireland - 10
Jamaica - 1
Newfoundland - 1
New Zealand - 127
Poland - 145
Rhodesia - 3
South Africa - 25
United States - 9


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All above aircrew are shown with the following details:

SURNAME : RANK : INITIALS : AWARDS : SERVICE No. : NATIONALITY : SQUADRON/S : STATUS

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All aircrew on the "Honour Roll" are shown with the following details:

SURNAME : RANK : GIVEN NAMES : AWARDS : SERVICE No. : NATIONALITY : SQUADRON/S : STATUS

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:

ADAMS, Sgt. E. H. 742165. British. 236 Squadron

Aircrew who served during the BofB but killed or missing later in the war are shown thus:

ADAMS, Sgt. R. T. 759300. British, 264 Squadron. Missing. June 30th 1942

Aircrew who served during the BofB and were killed or missing during that period are shown thus:

ADAMS, P/O H. C. 85645. British, 501. Squadron. Killed Sept 6th 1940

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.



THE QUOTES ON OUR BANNER

"We do not want to be remembered as heroes, we only ask to be remembered for what we done....that's all"

W/C Robert "Bob" Doe British 234 & 238 Squadrons Fighter Command

"I regard it as a privilege to fight for all those things that make life worth living - freedom, honour and fair play"
Pilot Officer William "Bill" Millington Australian 79 & 249 Squadrons Fighter Command

PERPETUATING THE MEMORY
The Battle of Britain Historical Society 2006