As I watched the movie Dunkirk, I thought of Rena’s husband who was shot down and taken prisoner. He was the head of the Royal College of Defence Studies founded by Winston Churchill. This is key as you will see. Easton joined the Royal Navy in 1931 and qualified as a pilot at the start of World War II in which he saw active service on aircraft carriers. On 4 January 1941, flying a Fairey Fulmar of 803 Squadron from HMS Formidable during a raid on Dakar he force landed, with his aircrewman Naval Airman James Burkey and was taken prisoner and held by the Vichy French at a camp near Timbuktu until released in November 1942. He was appointed Assistant Director of the Tactical and Weapons Policy Division at the Admiralty in 1960 and was seconded to the Royal Australian Navy as Captain of HMAS Watson in 1962. He went on to be Naval Assistant to the Naval Member of the Templer Committee on Rationalisation of Air Power in 1965, Director of Naval Tactical and Weapons Policy Division at the Admiralty in 1966 and Captain of the aircraft carrier HMS Triumph in 1968. After that he was made Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Policy) in 1969, Flag Officer for the Admiralty Interview Board in 1971 and Head of British Defence Staff and Senior Defence Attaché in Washington, D.C. in 1973. He last posting was as Commandant of the Royal College of Defence Studies in 1976: he commissioned armourial bearings for the College which were presented during a visit by the Queen in November 1977. He retired in 1978. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=og06pdbbCRg
Elizabeth Taylor and Mickey Rooney starred in “National Velvet” in 1944.
An 18-year-old Gene Tierney, who was then appearing on Broadway, was offered the role of Velvet Brown in 1939. Production was delayed, however, so Tierney returned to Broadway. Much of the film was shot in Pebble Beach, California, with the most-scenic views on the Pebble Beach Golf Links (with golf holes visible in the background).
Almost all the information in this post and in this blog was not known to my family, or any of the ghost writers hired by Stacey Pierrot via Sydney Morris, a law partner of Robert Brevoort Buck, a big wheel of Carmel along with Lawrence Chazen, a Getty lawyer and partner in PlumpJack winery. Chazen was the No.1 creditor. I will be looking at the nature of his claim. He was a partner in the first Rosamond Gallery at…
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