Ringway

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First OC PTS: 24.6.1940 – 12.5. 1941. Wg. Cdr. Louis Strange DSO MC DFC
Strange as WW1 pilot. Frontispiece to Louis Strange autobiography, published by John Hamilton Ltd, London 1933
As civilian Instructor at Hendon 1913. Louis Strange autobiography, as above p.20

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DFC Investiture 1922. Photograph courtesy Peter Hearn
TIMES 2 ss
The Times 1 August 2019. Article courtesy Graham Hand
MEDALS
Decorations
ORIGINAL HEADSTONE
Original Headstone
HEADSTONE 2
Headstone restored
MEMORIAL CROSS
Photographs courtesy the Bournemouth Echo

https://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/17811431.lost-grave-heroic-war-pilot-cheated-death-twice-discovered-purbeck/

REBEL 2ss
Biography 1994 courtesy Peter Hearn
PTS Establishment 1941
RINGWAY STAFF E ss
WG.CDR MAURICE NEWNHAM OBE DFC
Wg. Cdr. Maurice Newnham OBE DFC. OC PTS Ringway 4.8.41 – 20.5.44
Maurice Newnham Parachuting Logbook – note exit heights
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NEWNHAM LOGBOOK 2 ss E
NB Jump number 10 dated 19.2.42 – see excerpt from Fatality Stats below. Newnham was also injured, hence made only water jumps thereafter
FATALITY STATS SEPT '41 - MARCH '42
Ringway Annex – STATIC LINE FATALITIES UNDER TRAINING (excerpt)
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N LOGBOOK 4 E ss
N LOGBOOK 5 E ss
N LOGBOOK 6E ss
VE DAY NEWNHAM ss
VE Day 8 May 1945, jump number 28. Newnham 3rd from left
N LOGBOOK 7 E ss
Final entry
Staff history and awards
WO JOE SUNDERLANDFLT.LT HARRY WARD E ss
WO Joe Sunderland (i/c Packing Section) and Flt.Lt. Harry Ward (i/c Parachute Training)
SOSABOWSKI ss
Harry Ward with General Sosabowski. Note Polish parachutist wings
WARD WINGS ss
Harry Ward – pre-war Birdman
WARDCOVER ss
Biography 1990 courtesy Peter Hearn 
RINGWAY RUGBY XV 1944 ss
Jimmy Blyth in the door with the ball. Photograph courtesy John Cole