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Squadron Leader Cyril Bam Bamberger (deceased)


The signature of Squadron Leader Cyril Bam Bamberger (deceased)

Born in Port Sunlight on May 4th 1919, Cyril Bamberger won an electrical engineering apprenticeship at Lever Brothers in 1934. He joined 610 Squadron AuxAF, in 1936 on the ground staff. Accepted for pilot training with the RAF VR in late 1938, he soloed in mid 1939. Bamberger was called up at the outbreak of war and on the 23rd October 1939 was posted to No 8 EFTS, Woodley and later went to 9 FTS, Hullavington to complete his training. He rejoined 610 (F) Squadron at Biggin Hill on July 27th but with no experience on Spitfires, he was sent to Hawarden for three weeks. Back with 610 (F) Squadron, Bamberger claimed a probable Bf109 on August 28th 1940. He was posted to 41 (F) Squadron at Hornchurch, Essex, September 17th and on October 5th he claimed a Bf109 destroyed. After volunteering for Malta, Bamberger left 41 (F) Squadron in mid-October 1940. He sailed from Glasgow on the Aircraft Carrier HMS Argus. Luckily for him, he did not fly off for Malta with the twelve Hurricanes ad two navigating Skuas which did. Only five of the fourteen aircraft reached their destination. Bamberger eventually reached Malta on November 28th on the destroyer HMS Hotspur, and on arrival he joined 261 Squadron. On January 18th 1941 he destroyed a Junkers JU87 Stuka and another the following day. 261 Squadron was dispended on May 21st 1941. Bamberger moved on the 12th to the newly formed 185 (F) Squadron at Hal Far. He was posted back to England on June 12th and was sent to Central Gunnery School at Sutton Bridge. Commissioned in February 1942, he was posted to Northern Ireland as a Gunnery Officer with the Americans who were converting to Spitfires. In March 1943 Bamberger volunteered for North Africa where he joined 93 Squadron at Hal Far, Malta in May. On July 13th operating over Sicily, he shot down a Junkers JU87 Stuka. In August Bamberger joined 243 Squadron in Sicily as a Flight Commander. He was awarded the DFC (28.09.43). On October 16th Bamberger damaged a Bf109, his first success after 243 crossed into Italy. On May 25th 1944 he claimed a Bf109 destroyed and on June 15th a Macci 202 damaged. Bamberger came off operations in July for medical reasons returning to the UK. He was sent on an instructors course and in early 1945 was posted to the Gunnery School at Catfoss. Awarded a bar to his DFC (14.11.44). Bamberger received it from the King at Buckingham Palace on July 3rd 1945. Released in 1946, Bamberger returned to Lever Brothers and rejoined 610 Squadron at Hooten Park, becoming its CO in 1950. When the Korean crisis came, he was recalled to the RAF. In February 1951 he was granted a permanent commission and in May 1952 moved to an Intelligence Unit, assessing strike capabilities of the Chinese and Koreans. Bamberger retired on January 29th 1959 as a Squadron Leader, and became managing director of a small packaging materials company he started in 1954. On retirement he had an antique shop in Hampshire. Sadly, Cyril Bamberger passed away on 3rd February 2008.


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Items Signed by Squadron Leader Cyril Bam Bamberger (deceased)

 George Beurlings Spitfire Vc shooting down the Macchi 202 of Italian Faliero Gellis over Malta. The crippled aircraft had been hit in the engine and radiator, but he managed to crash-land it and survived as a prisoner of war. This was the same day t......
Beurlings Day by Ivan Berryman. (B)
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George Beurlings Spitfire Vc shooting down the Macchi 202 of Italian Faliero Gellis over Malta. The crippled aircraft had been hit in the engine and radiator, but he managed to crash-land it and survived as a prisoner of war. This was the same day t......

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 Spitfire L1062 (DW-L) of 610 Sqn was hit by flak over Dunkirk on 29th May 1940 and this picture depicts Sergeant Peter Jenkins struggling to get out of the cramped cockpit as his stricken aircraft plunges toward the sea. ......
Time to Leave by Ivan Berryman. (B)
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Spitfire L1062 (DW-L) of 610 Sqn was hit by flak over Dunkirk on 29th May 1940 and this picture depicts Sergeant Peter Jenkins struggling to get out of the cramped cockpit as his stricken aircraft plunges toward the sea. ......

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 If the German and Italian forces were to succeed in their campaign in North Africa something had to be done about Malta. British submarines and torpedo carrying aircraft based on the tiny Mediterranean island were wreaking havoc with Axis shipping, ......
Merlins over Malta by Gerald Coulson.
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If the German and Italian forces were to succeed in their campaign in North Africa something had to be done about Malta. British submarines and torpedo carrying aircraft based on the tiny Mediterranean island were wreaking havoc with Axis shipping, ......

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 If the German and Italian forces were to succeed in their campaign in North Africa something had to be done about Malta. British submarines and torpedo carrying aircraft based on the tiny Mediterranean island were wreaking havoc with Axis shipping, ......
Merlins over Malta by Gerald Coulson. (AP)
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If the German and Italian forces were to succeed in their campaign in North Africa something had to be done about Malta. British submarines and torpedo carrying aircraft based on the tiny Mediterranean island were wreaking havoc with Axis shipping, s......
Merlins over Malta by Gerald Coulson. (B)
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Merlins over Malta by Gerald Coulson. (XX)
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Merlins over Malta by Gerald Coulson. (Y)
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Although key to the allied campaign in the Mediterranean, Malta was virtually undefended against air raids in the early part of the Second World War. Just four Gloster Sea Gladiators, packed in crates, were deposited on the island by HMS Glorious, th......
Angels of Malta - Faith, Hope and Charity by Ivan Berryman. (D)
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 Alone in the aerial defence of Malta in the early part of WW2, these three Gloster Gladiators, nicknamed Faith, Hope and Charity, saw such intense action against the invading Italian air force that the enemy's commanders were convinced that a mu......
Veterans of the Med by Ivan Berryman. (D)
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 Of the many famous combat aircraft to serve their respective countries in the Second World War, two perhaps more than any others, created huge impact and consternation upon seasoned opposing pilots when they first appeared on the battlefront - the S......
Victory Over the Rhine by Nicolas Trudgian. (AP)
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Victory Over the Rhine by Nicolas Trudgian. (B)
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 Of the many famous combat aircraft to serve their respective countries in the Second World War, two perhaps more than any others, created huge impact and consternation upon seasoned opposing pilots when they first appeared on the battlefront - the S......
Victory Over the Rhine by Nicolas Trudgian. (C)
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 Situated on the south eastern tip of Kent, RAF Hawkinge was the most forward airfield in Fighter Command.  It was not surprising therefore that when Reichmarshal Goering began his fierce attacks on airfields - part of his softening up campaign in pr......
Their Finest Hour by Nicolas Trudgian.
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Their Finest Hour by Nicolas Trudgian. (AP)
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 Situated on the south eastern tip of Kent, RAF Hawkinge was the most forward airfield in Fighter Command.  It was not surprising therefore that when Reichmarshal Goering began his fierce attacks on airfields - part of his softening up campaign in pr......
Their Finest Hour by Nicolas Trudgian. (B)
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Situated on the south eastern tip of Kent, RAF Hawkinge was the most forward airfield in Fighter Command. It was not surprising therefore that when Reichmarshal Goering began his fierce attacks on airfields - part of his softening up campaign in pr......

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Having been initially intercepted by just three ageing Gloster Gladiators, who gallantly gave both the Germans and Italians the impression of a much bigger resistance in the skies above Malta, the Italian Air Force was suddenly confronted by the more......
The Struggle for Malta by Ivan Berryman. (D)
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Having been initially intercepted by just three ageing Gloster Gladiators, who gallantly gave both the Germans and Italians the impression of a much bigger resistance in the skies above Malta, the Italian Air Force was suddenly confronted by the more......

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 All through the long hot summer of 1940 they crossed the Channel from stolen bases in northern France, coming in mighty swarms to deliver their deadly cargo.  Bombers and dive-bombers, single-seat fighters and fast twin-engined attack aircraft, thei......Fight for the Sky by Robert Taylor. (B)
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 Official limited edition print of the 60th Anniversary of the George Cross Island Association. Spitfires from one of Maltas most famous squadrons, 249, climbing up over Valetta harbour in the summer of 1942.  The panorama beneath the aircraft is the......
George Cross Island Association 60th Anniversary Limited Edition Print by John Young.
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Official limited edition print of the 60th Anniversary of the George Cross Island Association. Spitfires from one of Maltas most famous squadrons, 249, climbing up over Valetta harbour in the summer of 1942. The panorama beneath the aircraft is the......

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 Official limited edition print of the 60th Anniversary of the George Cross Island Association. Spitfires from one of Maltas most famous squadrons, 249, climbing up over Valetta harbour in the summer of 1942.  The panorama beneath the aircraft is the......
George Cross Island Association 60th Anniversary Limited Edition Print by John Young. (Y)
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Official limited edition print of the 60th Anniversary of the George Cross Island Association. Spitfires from one of Maltas most famous squadrons, 249, climbing up over Valetta harbour in the summer of 1942. The panorama beneath the aircraft is the......

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Pack of 4 Hurricane and Typhoon prints by Gerald Coulson.
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Defence of the Capital by Gerald Coulson.
Merlins over Malta by Gerald Coulson.
Striking Back by Gerald Coulson.
Normandy Sunrise by Gerald Coulson.

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Hawker Hurricane Fighter Print Pack.
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Merlin Roar by Anthony Saunders. (I)
Hurricane Patrol by Graeme Lothian. (C)
Defence of the Capital by Gerald Coulson.
Merlins over Malta by Gerald Coulson.
Hurricane Mk.IIC by Ivan Berryman. (F)

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Trudgian RAF Fighter Print Pack.
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Their Finest Hour by Nicolas Trudgian. (B)
September Victory by Nicolas Trudgian. (B)
Victory Over the Rhine by Nicolas Trudgian.
Operation Bodenplatte by Nicolas Trudgian.
Where Thoroughbreds Play by Ivan Berryman.

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Nicolas Trudgian Trade Price Spitfire Pack.
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Their Finest Hour by Nicolas Trudgian. (B)
September Victory by Nicolas Trudgian. (B)
Victory Over the Rhine by Nicolas Trudgian.
Operation Bodenplatte by Nicolas Trudgian.
Head to Head by Nicolas Trudgian
Combat Over Beachy Head by Nicolas Trudgian.
Normandy Fighter Sweep by Nicolas Trudgian.
Victory Over Gold by Nicolas Trudgian.
Where Thoroughbreds Play by Ivan Berryman.

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Battle of Britain Aviation Prints.
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Battle of Britain, Manston, 12th August 1940 by Gerald Coulson.
Their Finest Hour by Nicolas Trudgian. (B)
Where Thoroughbreds Play by Ivan Berryman.

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Hawker Hurricane Aviation Art.
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Guardian Angel by Gerald Coulson. (AP)
Merlins over Malta by Gerald Coulson.
The Struggle for Malta by Ivan Berryman. (C)

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Pack 861. Two Hurricane Aircraft prints by Gerald Coulson.
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Defence of the Capital by Gerald Coulson.
Merlins over Malta by Gerald Coulson.

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Hawker Hurricane Prints by David Pentland and Gerald Coulson.
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Merlins over Malta by Gerald Coulson.
Can Openers by David Pentland. (D)

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Rare Spitfire Prints by Nicolas Trudgian.
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Their Finest Hour by Nicolas Trudgian. (B)
September Victory by Nicolas Trudgian. (B)

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Battle of Britain Pilot Signed Prints.
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Their Finest Hour by Nicolas Trudgian. (B)
In Them We Trust by Ivan Berryman. (J)

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Pilot Signed Spitfire Prints by Robert Taylor and Nicolas Trudgian.
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Eagle Squadron Scramble by Robert Taylor
Their Finest Hour by Nicolas Trudgian. (B)

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Hawker Hurricane Aviation Prints by Robert Taylor and Gerald Coulson.
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Undaunted by Odds by Robert Taylor.
Merlins over Malta by Gerald Coulson.

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Pilot Signed Hurricane Prints by Robert Taylor and Gerald Coulson.
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Undaunted by Odds by Robert Taylor.
Merlins over Malta by Gerald Coulson.

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Squadron Leader Cyril Bam Bamberger (deceased)



A photogaph of Cyril Bamberger signing an edition of Merlins over Malta.

Squadrons for : Squadron Leader Cyril Bam Bamberger (deceased)
A list of all squadrons known to have been served with by Squadron Leader Cyril Bam Bamberger (deceased). A profile page is available by clicking the squadron name.
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No.185 Sqn RAF

Country : UK
Founded : 21st October 1918
Fate : Disbanded 1st May 1943

Ara fejn hu - Look where it is

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No.185 Sqn RAF

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No.243 Sqn RAF

Country : UK
Founded : August 1918
Fate : Disbanded 15th April 1946

Swift in pursuit

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No.243 Sqn RAF

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No.261 Sqn RAF

Country : UK
Founded : 20th August 1918
Fate : Disbanded 25th September 1945

Semper contendo - I strive continually

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No.261 Sqn RAF

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No.41 Sqn RAF

Country : UK
Founded : 15th April 1916

Seek and destroy

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No.41 Sqn RAF

Founded in 1916, 41 Squadron was disbanded at the end of World War One, but reformed on 1st April 1923.

No.610 Sqn RAF

Country : UK
Founded : 10th February 1936
Fate : Disbanded 10th March 1957
County of Chester (Auxiliary)

Alifero tollitur axe ceres - Ceres rising in a winged car

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No.610 Sqn RAF

610 squadron was formed AT Hooton Park, Wirral in Cheshire on 10 February 1936 as one of the Auxiliary Air Force squadrons equipped with the light bomber the Hawker Hart. In May 1938 610 Squadron aircraft were upgraded to the new Hawker Hind. On 1 January 1939 the squadron role was changed into that of a fighter squadron, and on the outbreak of war in September 1939, he Squadron began receiving the new Hawker Hurricane. By the end of that same month it was flying the Supermarine Spitfire. During the Battle of Britain 610 Squadron was attached to No. 3 Group and was initially based at RAF Gravesend but moved to Biggin Hill before the German offensive began and was one of the units bearing the brunt of German attacks. It moved to RAF Acklington for the rest and recuperation at the end of August, having sustained severe casualties. During the Battle of Britain the squadron included Pilot Officer, later Squadron Leader, Constantine Pegge. In 1941, the squadron moved south to RAF Tangmere where it became part of the Tangmere wing, a three squadron wing under the command of Douglas Bader. 610 Squadron remained based in the UK until 1945, when it moved to the continent to provide fighter cover as the allies entered Germany. 610 Squadron was disbanded before the end of the war at RAF Warmwell in March 1945.

No.93 Sqn RAF

Country : UK
Founded : 23rd September 1917
Fate : Disbanded 31st December 1960

Ad arma parati - Ready for battle

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No.93 Sqn RAF

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Aircraft for : Squadron Leader Cyril Bam Bamberger (deceased)
A list of all aircraft associated with Squadron Leader Cyril Bam Bamberger (deceased). A profile page including a list of all art prints for the aircraft is available by clicking the aircraft name.
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Hurricane



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Manufacturer : Hawker
Production Began : 1936
Number Built : 14533

Hurricane

Royal Air Force Fighter, the Hawker Hurricane had a top speed of 320mph, at 18,200 feet and 340mph at 17,500, ceiling of 34,200 and a range of 935 miles. The Hurricane was armed with eight fixed wing mounted .303 browning machine guns in the Mark I and twelve .303 browning's in the MKIIB in the Hurricane MKIIC it had four 20mm cannon. All time classic fighter the Hurricane was designed in 1933-1934, the first prototype flew in June 1936 and a contract for 600 for the Royal Air Force was placed. The first production model flew ion the 12th October 1937 and 111 squadron of the Royal Air Force received the first Hurricanes in January 1938. By the outbreak of World war two the Royal Air Force had 18 operational squadrons of Hurricanes. During the Battle of Britain a total of 1715 Hurricanes took part, (which was more than the rest of the aircraft of the Royal air force put together) and almost 75% of the Victories during the Battle of Britain went to hurricane pilots. The Hawker Hurricane was used in all theatres during World war two, and in many roles. in total 14,533 Hurricanes were built.

Spitfire



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Manufacturer : Supermarine
Production Began : 1936
Retired : 1948
Number Built : 20351

Spitfire

Royal Air Force fighter aircraft, maximum speed for mark I Supermarine Spitfire, 362mph up to The Seafire 47 with a top speed of 452mph. maximum ceiling for Mk I 34,000feet up to 44,500 for the mark XIV. Maximum range for MK I 575 miles . up to 1475 miles for the Seafire 47. Armament for the various Marks of Spitfire. for MK I, and II . eight fixed .303 browning Machine guns, for MKs V-IX and XVI two 20mm Hispano cannons and four .303 browning machine guns. and on later Marks, six to eight Rockets under the wings or a maximum bomb load of 1,000 lbs. Designed by R J Mitchell, The proto type Spitfire first flew on the 5th March 1936. and entered service with the Royal Air Force in August 1938, with 19 squadron based and RAF Duxford. by the outbreak of World war two, there were twelve squadrons with a total of 187 spitfires, with another 83 in store. Between 1939 and 1945, a large variety of modifications and developments produced a variety of MK,s from I to XVI. The mark II came into service in late 1940, and in March 1941, the Mk,V came into service. To counter the Improvements in fighters of the Luftwaffe especially the FW190, the MK,XII was introduced with its Griffin engine. The Fleet Air Arm used the Mk,I and II and were named Seafires. By the end of production in 1948 a total of 20,351 spitfires had been made and 2408 Seafires. The most produced variant was the Spitfire Mark V, with a total of 6479 spitfires produced. The Royal Air Force kept Spitfires in front line use until April 1954.

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