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Forgotten Heroes of the 1941 Malayan campaign – 3

Squadron Leader Arthur Stewart King Scarf was the first RAF officer to win (posthumously) a Victoria Cross during the Malayan campaign. Arthur “Pongo” Scarf was a regular, Cranwell educated RAF officer who had joined the RAF in 1936. He served … Continue reading

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Allied squadrons in the Malaya – NEI campaign

After the outbreak of the Pacific War, many Allied squadrons were committed in a frantic effort to stem the Japanese tide. The fight was hard, bitter and unequal as the Allies were simply overwhelmed by the sheer scale and quality of … Continue reading

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