World Naval Ships Forums  
CURRENT SPECIAL OFFERS ON OUR HUGE SELECTION OF ART PRINTS!

Go Back   World Naval Ships Forums > Military History > World War Two > VC and Other Medal Winners
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

VC and Other Medal Winners WW2 recipients of the Victoria Cross and other bravery medals

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-12-2010, 18:27
jainso31 jainso31 is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: DONCASTER S.YORKS UK
Posts: 8,748
Default Only Fighter Pilot VC in WW2

FP_VC.jpg Sole VC to Fighter Command in WW2
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 27-07-2012, 02:49
Scatari Scatari is offline
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
Posts: 2,722
Default Re: ONLY FIGHTER PILOT VC IN WW2

Jim:

An interesting article ... but would have thought that Lieutenant Robert Hampton Grey VC, DSC, Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve would have been the second one ... unless the authors of the article were only considering the war in Europe?

Tim
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 28-07-2012, 07:44
jainso31 jainso31 is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: DONCASTER S.YORKS UK
Posts: 8,748
Default Re: ONLY FIGHTER PILOT VC IN WW2

Tim -the post is as stated -the only RAF FIGHTER COMMAND pilot awarded the VC, Are you claiming that Lt Grey RCNVR was a pilot in RAF Fighter Command???As far as I am aware Grey was one of two recipients in the FAA who were awarded the VC-just a tad different; but Hey Tim my thanks for your interest

jainso31
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 28-07-2012, 20:37
Scatari Scatari is offline
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
Posts: 2,722
Default Re: ONLY FIGHTER PILOT VC IN WW2

Jim:

Grey most certainly was not a member of Fighter Command ... as you correctly stated, he was flying with the Fleet Air Arm when he died

Just found the title of the thread misleading (as it doesn't refer to "Fighter Command") and the article you provided equally so as it quite clearly states that Flight Lieutenant Nicholson was " ... the only fighter pilot to be awarded a VC during the whole of World War 2."

I missed your addition to the article in which you mention "Fighter Command."

Anyway ... they were obviously both brave men who made the supreme sacrifice for their countries

On a somewhat related note, I really enjoy the wide variety of items which you post to this site. As a relatively new member I am still working my way slowly through the many threads and am amazed at the variety of subjects which you tackle. Your posts are always great to read!

Tim
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 29-07-2012, 11:28
tonclass's Avatar
tonclass tonclass is offline
Forum Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire
Posts: 2,415
Default Re: ONLY FIGHTER PILOT VC IN WW2

Flt Lt Nicholson was based at RAF Boscombe Down. There is a memorial to him outside the main admin block, and on the 70th anniversary of his VC award in 2010, a Spitfire and a Lancaster did a flypast over Boscombe as a tribute.
The Community Centre outside of the base is known as the Nicholson Centre.
__________________
Cheers,
Rik

------------------------------------
Walls of wood; Men of iron !!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 29-07-2012, 16:02
jainso31 jainso31 is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: DONCASTER S.YORKS UK
Posts: 8,748
Default Re: Only Fighter Pilot VC in WW2

Many thanks for the interest and snippet tonclass-I bet a lot of people are quite unaware of this information.

jainso31
Reply With Quote
Reply



Ship Search by Name : Advanced Search
Random Timeline Entry : 18th January 1890 : HMS Conqueror : Completed Manouvres in the Western Approaches and North Atlantic

NAVAL PRINTS

Click above to see our naval art portal - Eight random half price items are displayed to the right.

Some Current Half Price Offers

 A pair of 272 Squadron Bristol Beaufighters roar over the extensively rebuilt battleship HMS Valiant as she lies at anchor at Alexandria late in 1941, accompanied by the cruiser HMS Phoebe and Valiants sister ship HMS Queen Elizabeth (in the extreme distance)

HMS Valiant and HMS Phoebe at Alexandria, 1941 by Ivan Berryman (Y)
Half Price! - £50.00
Bismarck, now complete and newly painted in full Baltic camouflage, returns to Hamburg for the last time as the harsh winter of 1940/41 relents and the pride of the German Kriegsmarine prepares for real action.  In the distance, the pre-Dreadnought Schleswig-Holstein awaits her next commission, the old ship alternating between vital ice-breaker and air defence duties at this time.  The Bismarck would in May 1941 put to sea and engage and sink HMS Hood only to be caught by the British battleships Rodney and King George V.  Bismarck was pounded into a floating wreck, finally being sunk by the torpedoes of HMS Dorsetshire.  From her crew of 2300 only 110 would be rescued by HMS Dorsetshire and HMS Maori.

Bismarck Entering Hamburg Harbour by Ivan Berryman
Half Price! - £15.00
B0344P. Bismarck Leaving Port†by Jason Askew.
Bismarck Leaving Port†by Jason Askew. (P)
Half Price! - £340.00
Westland Wyverns go vertical over HMS Eagle during the Suez Crisis of 1956

Up and Over by Randall Wilson.
Half Price! - £35.00

Germanys U-boat fleet had almost brought Britain to its knees in the First World war, twenty years later the story was very similar. the German U-boat arm came perilously close to cutting the lifeline that crossed the Atlantic between North America and Britain. in the early years of the war Donitz realised that keeping his U-boats at sea for as long as possible would greatly increase their chances of success. here U-93 (left) and U-94 take fuel from the auxiliary cruiser Kormoran whilst in the mid-Atlantic during 1941

Dawn Rendezvous by Anthony Saunders (P)
Half Price! - £2900.00
 The E-class light cruiser HMS Emerald is shown off the Newfoundland coast in company with a Flower class corvette.  Between October 1939 and August 1940, HMS Emerald carried £58 million in gold from Britain to Canada.

HMS Emerald by Ivan Berryman.
Half Price! - £15.00
 HMS Illustrious slips quietly away from the docks at Devonport, Plymouth with the Fiji class cruiser in the middle distance, 1941.

HMS Illustrious and HMS Kenya at Devonport by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
Half Price! - £75.00
 Admiral von Spees Flagship SMS Scharnhorst leads SMS Gneisenau in the opening stages of engaging the Royal Naval ships east of the Falklands, 8th December 1914.

Battle of the Falkland Islands by Randall Wilson (P)
Half Price! - £1800.00

SPORT PRINTS

Click above to see our sport art portal - Four random half price items are displayed to the right.

Some Current Half Price Offers

SFA15.  Bollocks by Chris Howells.

Bollocks by Chris Howells.
Half Price! - £50.00
SC34. Throwing the Discus by Eduard Joseph Danton.

Throwing the Discus by Eduard Joseph Danton.
Half Price! - £30.00
PDB3.  Lenox Lewis II by Peter Deighan.
Lenox Lewis II by Peter Deighan.
Half Price! - £41.00
B48. Michael Schumacher/ Ferrari F.310 by Ivan Berryman

Michael Schumacher/ Ferrari F.310 by Ivan Berryman
Half Price! - £40.00

AVIATION PRINTS

Click above to see our aviation art portal - Four random half price items are displayed to the right.

Some Current Half Price Offers

 French Armee de L air Curtiss Hawk 75As flown by Czech ace Frantisele Pevina and his squadron Commander Captaine Jean Accaut, dive on unsuspecting Junker Ju87Bs (Stukas) during the Battle of France 1940.

Czech - Mate by David Pentland.
Half Price! - £35.00
 Bill Townsends Lancaster O for Orange, returns safely on the morning of 17th May 1943 after the success of the daring raids on the dams of the Ruhr Valley.

O Safe Home by Ivan Berryman.
Half Price! - £30.00
 easyJet is one of the largest operators of the Airbus A319 with some 142 of the type on its strength.  G-EZAM is depicted beginning its final approach.

easyJet Airbus A319 by Ivan Berryman. (P)
Half Price! - £700.00
 P51D of Colonel Glenn Duncan C.O. of the 353rd Fighter Group, along with Betty-E flown by Lt. Colonel Wayne Blickenstaff, taking off on one of their last missions of the war, April 1945.

Dove of Peace by David Pentland.
Half Price! - £35.00

MILITARY PRINTS

Click above to see our military art portal - Four random half price items are displayed to the right.

Some Current Half Price Offers

 British Crusader MK1 tanks of the 4th County of London Yeomanry Regiment, 22nd Armoured Brigade, charge Axis positions during the opening days of the offensive Bir El Gubi.

Operation Crusader, 18th November 1941 by David Pentland. (P)
Half Price! - £1900.00
 M3 Lee tanks and troops from General Slims 14th Army clear Japanese resistance form the village of Ywathitgyi in their drive to Mandalay.

Road to Mandalay, Burma, February 1945 by David Pentland. (GL)
Half Price! - £300.00
DHM289P.   Arnhem Drop 17th September 1944 by Simon Smith.

Arnhem Drop 17th September 1944 by Simon Smith (P)
Half Price! - £3000.00
 Vielsalm, Belgium, 22nd December 1944.  Men of the 508th PIR, along with the rest of the 82nd Airborne Division were rushed to the Ardennes and deployed in an attempt to halt the onslaught of 6th SS Panzer Army, specifically Kampfgruppe Peiper.

Holding the Line by David Pentland.
Half Price! - £70.00
Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dick Lord: Former RN FAA Pilot, USN ‘Top Gun’ Instructor & SAAF Brigadier General KizmeRD Naval Obituaries 7 05-05-2012 07:46
CommanderPeter Carmichael DSO RN (FAA Pilot WW2/Korea) KizmeRD Naval Obituaries 2 04-03-2012 21:14
Alaskan Pilot: Capt William E GEORGE jemimamay Other Maritime Topics 0 19-12-2011 02:45


All times are GMT. The time now is 13:54.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.