The South African
Military History Society

Die Suid-Afrikaanse Krygshistoriese Vereniging

Military History Journal
Vol 1 No 7 - December 1970

South Africans in the Battle of Britain

by D. P. TIDY

At the Close of the film 'Battle of Britain' a list of participants includes the names of 22 South Africans. As a result a number of readers have asked for their names to be recorded herein. In fact, 23 are listed below as having flown operationally under Fighter Command control in the Battle of Britain. The ranks reflected against their names are those they held on 10th July, 1940:

* denotes killed in the Battle.

Many other (at least 13) pilots who are now South Africans, or who were born, or who have made their home, in South Africa, flew operationally in the Battle, but did not hold South African nationality at the time of the Battle. Among them were the following (ranks as at 10th July, 1940):

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