About Pat Jameson
Things you may like to know.
In early June 1940, during the evacuation of Norway, Jameson led his 46 Sqn Hurricane flight onto the deck of HMS Glorious. It was a perilous attempt to save the squadron’s aircraft and the first time Hurricanes were landed on a carrier.
A tough New Zealander, Jameson had flown Hurricanes with great panache through the spring of 1940, contesting the ill-fated Norwegian campaign. Recording three victories he was awarded the DFC for his determination and bravery. After his nerve-wracking carrier landing, on 8th June HMS Glorious was intercepted by the German battleships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau, and sunk with huge loss of life. After 3 days drifting in a raft in freezing waters, Jamie Jameson and his CO were the only two 46 Sqn pilots to survive.