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Flight Sergeant William Trotter - Greenlaw Parish Church

 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 3:07 pm    Post subject: Flight Sergeant William Trotter - Greenlaw Parish Church Reply with quote

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CWGC
TROTTER, WILLIAM
Rank:Flight Sergeant
Service No:539041
Date of Death:27/09/1941
Age:23
Regiment/Service:Royal Air Force 108 Sqdn.
Panel ReferenceColumn 242.
MemorialALAMEIN MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Son of Robert and Elizabeth Parker Trotter, of Berwick-on-Tweed.

SNWM
Surname TROTTER
Firstname William
Service number 539041
Date of death 27/09/1941
Decoration
Place of birth Greenlaw
Other
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.

Quote:

http://www.raf.mod.uk/history/108squadron.cfm

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






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