Ringway

https://www.paradata.org.uk/unit/no-1-pts-raf-ringway

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First OC PTS: Wg. Cdr. Louis Strange DSO MC DFC. 24.6.40 – 12.5.41
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Louis Strange as WW1 pilot. Photograph courtesy Peter Hearn
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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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VE DAY NEWNHAM ss
VE Day 8 May 1945, jump number 28. Newnham 3rd from left
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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
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