The Airmen's Stories - P/O W G M Lambie
William Gavin Mein Lambie came from Edinburgh and joined the RAF in April 1939 on a short service commission. He was posted to 219 Squadron at Catterick in July 1940.
On 2nd August 1940 he was captain of Blenheim L8962 that overshot Leeming’s runway in a practice flapless landing. In order to avoid running onto the Great North Road he raised the undercarriage but he and his gunner, Sgt R Bell, were unhurt.
Standing: Sgt. RV Cook, Sgt. GT Williamsm, Sgt EC Gardiner, P/O RV Baron, P/O RC Hall,
Sgt. S Austin, Sgt. DC Bunch, Sgt. E Combes
Seated: Sgt. HF Grubb, Sgt. EG Grubb, P/O WGM Lambie, F/O JC Carriere, F/O HC Goddard, F/Lt. JH Little, F/O JG Topham, P/O GM Head, P/O J Sinclair, Sgt. HK Crook, Sgt. OA Dupee
On 15th November Lambie was killed when his Beaufighter R2084 crashed from unknown causes near Kenley. He is buried in Nutfield Cemetery, Surrey.