Sgt George C C "Titch" Palliser came from No 43 Squadron RAF when he joined No 249 Squadron RAF at RAF North Weald on 14 September 1940. He had a narrow escape on 29 October. When he was taking off from the former airfield and came under attack by bombers, debris hit Hurricane Mk I GN-H, damaging the propeller. With the aircraft shaking violently, he managed to circle the airfield and land. Palliser claimed 8 victories during the Battle of Britain.
F/L John A "Johnny" Kent is flanked by F/O Officer Zdzisław K Henneberg (left) and F/O Marian Pisarek of No 303 Squadron RAF at RAF Leconfield on 24 October 1940. Until 1941, all RAF command posts in Polish fighter squadrons were doubled, so when the former Canadian pilot was made A flight commander in July, destroying 4 enemy aircraft by October, he was joined in September by Henneberg who scored 8 victories during the Battle of Britain.