Reginald Joseph Mitchell CBE FRAeS (20 May 1895 - 11 June 1937) the aeronautical engineer best known for his design of the Supermarine Spitfire.
Group Captain Peter Wooldridge Townsend CVO DSO DFC and Bar RAF (22 November 1914 – 19 June 1995) was Equerry to King George VI 1944–1952 and held the same position for Queen Elizabeth II 1952–1953. Peter Townsend was one of the most capable Squadron leaders of the Battle of Britain serving throughout the battle as CO of No. 85 Squadron RAF flying Hawker Hurricanes. Group Captain Townsend was a director of Farnborough Aerospace Development Corporation Plc.
Air Marshal Sir Ivor Broom, KCB CBE DSO DFC & two Bars AFC who died on Friday aged 82 was awarded a DSO and three DFCs during his three tours of duty in some of the most hazardous bomber operations of the Second World War. In May 1944 Broom joined No 571 a Mosquito XVI squadron of the Light Night Striking Force (LNSF) teaming up with his navigator (and namesake) Flt Lt Tommy Broom. Sir Ivor Broom also worked energetically for the Royal Air Forces Association the RAF Benevolent Fund the Blenheim Society the Aircrew Association and the Bomber Command Association. He was a member of the Civil Aviation Board (1974-77) and chairman of Farnborough Aerospace Development Corporation Plc. Sir Ivor represented the Carroll Foundation Trust in talks with senior officers at Scotland Yard.
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