Tag Archives: Force “Z”

Disaster in Malaya – The sinking of Force “Z”

As tensions rose with Japan in the fall of 1941, Britain strained to enhance its defenses in the Far-East. The British strategy hinged on the entire main fleet arriving from England to assist in the defense of Singapore, but unfortunately, … Continue reading

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453 Sqn RAAF Brewster Buffaloes in Malaya

The sad fate of No. 453 RAAF Squadron in Malaya, 1941 My research for “A Rude Awakening” yielded this extraordinary story of a freshly created RAAF squadron that lost five pilots, had seven severely wounded and went down from 16 … Continue reading

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Pearl Harbor and More, A virtual blog tour

Over the past weeks I have informed you all about our project: “Pearl Harbor and more”. Launched on November 1, we have had excellent editorial and reader reviews, lifting the set to an average rating 0f 4,7 on a scale … Continue reading

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Forgotten Heroes of the 1941 Malayan Campaign – 2

Author’s note: This fragment is based upon the experiences of Flight-Lieutenant Tim Vigors DFC, who was acting CO of No. 453 Sqn RAAF from December 1 until December 13, 1941. Vigors was educated at Eton and joined the RAF in … Continue reading

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