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Old 27th August 2019, 17:32
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Robert Deacon-Elliot DFC 72 Sqn 1940

Hi guys

I feel sure that Deacon-Elliot wrote a book post-war about his experiences with 72 Squadron during the Battle of Britain. I seem to remember seeing a copy at the Imperial War Museum many years ago.

Does it ring a bell? Any idea of the title?

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Old 28th August 2019, 00:04
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Post Re: Robert Deacon-Elliot DFC 72 Sqn 1940

hi brian,

have a look on that:
https://books.google.de/books?id=tXc...20book&f=false


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Re: Robert Deacon-Elliot DFC 72 Sqn 1940

Brian,

Bibliography - Official Archives Collections

RAF Museum.

Deacon Elliott, Robert, 72 Squadron World War II, Dec 1939-Dec 1940, photocopy of typescript, 1961, X002-5542.

See:
Australia's Few and the Battle of Britain.
Kirsten,Alexander.
Barnsley:Pen & Sword Aviation,2015.
p.387.

Deacon-Elliott not mentioned in index (he is mentioned several times in the Notes [pp.363-384]).

Deacon-Elliott's work is also widely quoted in Tom Docherty's, Swift To Battle No.72 Fighter Squadron RAF in Action Volume 1: 1937-1942 (Pen & Sword Aviation, 2009), (pp.59, 60, 74, 80-82, 88, 91, 98, 104-106, 108-111, 113 and 114).

Bibliography and References. (p.253):

Elliot[sic], Group Captain R Deacon, OBE DFC RAF, World War II December 1939-December 1940, RAF Museum Ref. X002-5542.

http://bbm.org.uk/airmen/Deacon-Elliott.htm
http://rafweb.org/Biographies/Deacon-Elliott_RD.htm

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Old 29th August 2019, 18:01
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Re: Robert Deacon-Elliot DFC 72 Sqn 1940

Thanks guys

The old memory was almost on track!

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Old 30th August 2019, 22:52
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Re: Robert Deacon-Elliot DFC 72 Sqn 1940

Hi
Col is correct regarding the title.
The 'book' was no more than a few notes taken from the diary he kept at the time.
It was published in 1961 when he was a member of the faculty of the war college, Air University at Maxwell AFB in Alabama USA.
I've looked for a copy for years without any joy.

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