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Forbes, Dame (Katherine) Jane Trefusis [married name Dame (Katherine) Jane Watson-Watt] (1899–1971), businesswoman and director of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force, was born on 21 March 1899 in the Chilean desert, the youngest of three children, and the second daughter, of Edmund Batten Forbes (1847–1924)...

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Janoušek, Karel (1893–1971), officer in the Czech air force, was born in Přerov, Moravia, on 30 October 1893, the son of Karel Janoušek and his wife, Adelheid. During his national service with the Austrian army he fought in Italy in the First World War, but then joined the renegade Czech Legion, fighting alongside the Russians and against the Austrians, on the eastern front. When ...

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Stirling, Sir (Archibald) David (1915–1990), army officer and founder of the Special Air Service (SAS) regiment, was born on 15 November 1915 at Keir, Stirlingshire, the third son and fourth child in the family of four sons and two daughters of Brigadier-General Archibald Stirling...