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RAF Top Gun: The Story of Battle of Britain Ace and World Air Speed Record Holder Air Cdre E.M. 'Teddy' Donaldson CB, CBE, DSO, AFC

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Edward 'Teddy' Mortlock Donaldson was one of three aviator brothers to win the D.S.O. during World War II. He joined his brother in the R.A.F. and was granted a sort-service commission. He quickly became both a stunt pilot and a crack-shot, winning the R.A.F.'s Gunnery Trophy One and leading the R.A.F.'s aerobatic display team. When war was declared Donaldson was commanding No 151(F) Squadron flying Hurricanes and in their first engagement destroyed six enemy aircraft, shooting down many more in the following months. For his leadership of the squadron during the battle and his personal tally of eleven, plus ten probable destruction's he was awarded the D.S.O. He then spent three years as a gunnery instructor in the USA where he taught American Gun Instructors and helped set up new gunnery schools. On his return to England he converted onto jet aircraft and commanded a Meteor squadron. This lead to him being selected to command the Air Speed Flight, established in 1946 to break the world record. 'Teddy' eventually snatched the title, setting a new speed record and breaking the 1000 km/h barrier. He retired as an Air Commodore and became the Air Correspondent for the Daily Telegraph. He died in 1992.

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Edward 'Teddy' Mortlock Donaldson was one of three aviator brothers to win the DSO (amongst numerous other awards) during World War II. He retired as an Air Commodore and became the Air Correspondent for the Daily Telegraph.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781844156856
Author:
Thomas, Nick
Publisher:
Pen & Sword Aviation
Subject:
Military - Aviation
Subject:
Military
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Fighter pilots
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Britain, Battle of, Great Britain, 1940
Subject:
Biography-Military
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.20x6.20x1.20 in. 1.30 lbs.

Related Subjects

Biography » Military
History and Social Science » Military » Aviation History
History and Social Science » Military » British Aviation
History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » Military » World War II » General

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"Synopsis" by , Edward 'Teddy' Mortlock Donaldson was one of three aviator brothers to win the DSO (amongst numerous other awards) during World War II. He retired as an Air Commodore and became the Air Correspondent for the Daily Telegraph.
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