William Meade Lindsley (Billy) Fiske, III represents everything good about the relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom. On 23 March 1940, Billy Fiske was granted a commission as an Acting Pilot Officer on probation in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (78092). He joined No. 601 Squadron at RAF Tangmere on July12, 1940.
Pilot Officer Fiske died on August 17, 1940 at St. Richard’s Hospital, Chichester, Sussex, England, as a result of injuries sustained in combat the previous day. Billy Fiske was the first American pilot to lose his life in combat during the Second World War, over a year before the United States entered the war. Read full bio.
The Billy Fiske Foundation exists to maintain his legacy of bravery, creativity, and selfless dedication to his friends. Through erecting a memorial outside the United States Embassy in London and by conducting cultural and educational exchanges, the Foundation endeavours to reinforce and grow the individual and collective friendships that are the true foundation of the “Special Relationship” — an ideal first coined by Sir Winston Churchill in 1941.
The US and UK have stood together for the shared values of freedom, democracy and justice through thick and thin and today strengthening the fibres that tie the two nations together is as important as it has ever been.
The Billy Fiske Foundation is a non-profit charity established under section 501(c)(3) of Title 26 of the United States Code. The Foundation is committed to the highest standards of ethics and accountability in non-profit governance, management and operations.
To find out more about the Billy Fiske Foundation CLICK HERE.
Dentons' US Public Policy team's annual US Policy Scan is their analysis of the legislative and political landscape in Washington, DC and state capitals around the country.
US Policy Scan 2020 takes deep dives into the turbulent political and policy waters swirling around health care, including drug pricing; energy and climate change; financial services regulation; tax cuts; foreign relations; trade; immigration; telecommunications, transportation and infrastructure; defense and homeland security; privacy; and other hotly-debated areas of government regulation and policy.
Other features include:
• Year In Review
• 2020 Congressional Calendars
• Policy Review
• A view from the water’s edge
• Campaign 2020
And as in years past, the policy team also includes a review of state legislative activity in 2019, and an overview of pending legislation and the policy drivers that will shape state legislative and executive branch activity in 2020.
On January 15, 2019, the UK Parliament voted to reject the British PM’s Brexit Deal. Malcom Dowden (Womble Bond Dickinson-UK) and his team have provided a good summary blog post. Read Here.
Womble Bond Dickinson Brexit Hub
The site is full of information about regulatory and contractual preparedness.
Guide giving information to UK businesses who are considering using e-commerce to access the US market. This includes:
- information on US rules and regulations
- links to guidance for UK companies looking to export
Need to Renew Your UK Passport?
How to apply - you must apply and pay for your UK passport online. For more information and to being your application click here.