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Location: Duns, Berwickshire
|Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 3:07 pm Post subject: Flight Sergeant William Trotter - Greenlaw Parish Church
Date of Death:27/09/1941
Regiment/Service:Royal Air Force 108 Sqdn.
Panel ReferenceColumn 242.
Son of Robert and Elizabeth Parker Trotter, of Berwick-on-Tweed.
Service number 539041
Date of death 27/09/1941
Place of birth Greenlaw
SNWM roll ROYAL AIR FORCE and DOMINION AIR FORCES
Rank Flt Sgt
Theatre of death R.A.F. M.E.
Remembered by the font in Greenlaw Parish Church.
Central hexagon is a lid which lifts to reveal the circular bowl below.
He is on the Greenlaw civic memorial and in the church's contemporary WWII roll.
108 Squadron flew Wellingtons from Kabrit, north of Suez in Egypt.
Greece had fallen earlier in 1941.
On 1 August 1941, No. 108 reformed at Kabrit as a night bomber Squadron. Its Wellingtons began bombing raids on the 22 September, targets being ports on the Libyan coast and in Greece. In November it began to receive Liberators and these supplemented the Wellingtons until June 1942