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American officers of the 9th Troop Carrier Command in a photo-op with Air Chief Marshall Trafford Leigh-Mallory (first on the left). Silas Rhead Richards is fourth from the left. Rufus Ward is fourth from the right. This picture was taken 26 Apr 1944 at Eastcote Place, Middlesex, England.



  • Trafford Leigh-Mallory

    Military | Air Chief Marshal
    Air Chief Marshal Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory, KCB, DSO & Bar was a senior commander in the Royal Air Force. Leigh-Mallory served as a Royal Flying Corps pilot and squadron commander during the First World War. Remaining in the newly formed RAF after...

  • Silas Richards

    Military | Colonel | A-3 planning officer for 9th Troop Carrier Command
    Colonel Silas Rhead Richards served on the planning staff of the 9th Troop Carrier Command for D-day and Operation Market Garden. He served under Gen. Paul L. Williams and Air Chief Marshall Trafford Leigh-Mallory. Subsequently he served as liaison to...


  • Eastcote

    Military site : non-airfield
    During the war the area between Eastcote Road and Lime Grove was known as HMS Pembroke and supported operations at Bletchley Park (encryption and code-breaking). After the war Pembroke's role was as GCHQ until the move to Cheltenham. ...


Date Contributor Update
06 February 2019 09:27:30 Emily Changes to unit associations, person associations and place associations

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Date Contributor Update
01 February 2019 00:45:40 crich8136 Created entry with collection and caption

From the private collection of Claude C Richards (