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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.


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