DID YOU KNOW?
That Kimberley’s link with the Royal Air Force and the Battle of Britain in WW 2 is not just with Group Captain AG “Sailor” Malan?
Two other Kimberley men involved were Sir Christopher Quentin Brand and Albert Lewis.
Air Vice Marshal Sir Christopher Joseph Quentin Brand KBE, DSO, MC, DFC, (25 May 1893 – 7 March 1968) was a senior officer of the Royal Air Force. Brand had been born in Beaconsfield and educated at St Patrick’s CBC. During the Battle of Britain he was the Air Officer Commanding No. 10 (Fighter) Group, the group responsible for the defence of southwest England and South Wales.
Squadron Leader Albert Gerald Lewis DFC and Bar (Kimberley 10 April 1918 – 14 December 1982) was a fighter ace during the Battle of Britain. Born in Kimberley, he attended Kimberley Boys’ High School. (Pictured is Albert Lewis)