The Airmen's Stories - Sub/Lt.(FAA) T V Worrall
Thomas Victor Worrall of Runcorn, Cheshire was born in late 1919 and attended Runcorn Secondary school.
He was taken on as an apprentice chemist at the Castner Kellner Works before joining the Air Branch of the Royal Navy on 1st July 1939, rated as a Midshipman.
Above: 111 Squadron at Drem - Sub/Lt. (FAA) RWM Walsh (left) and Worrall.
He did his elementary training at 24 EFTS Sydenham. He completed his training at 7 FTS Peterborough on No. 7 (FAA) Course from 11th December 1939 to 27th May 1940.
Worrall was attached to the RAF on 15th June 1940. He went to 12 OTU Benson and after converting to Battles joined 12 Squadron at Eastchurch on 22nd August. He moved to 111 Squadron at Drem on 22nd September.
He was posted from 111 to 86 Squadron at Gosport on 31st December 1940. He returned to the FAA in early 1941 and was posted to 809 Squadron on 4th February.
Worrall was killed on 20th February 1941 serving at HMS Daedalus, Lee-on-Solent. His Fairey Fulmar crashed on a practice flight from the airfield.
He was 21. His body was conveyed to Runcorn Cemetery on a gun carriage pulled by members of the Runcorn Sea Cadets and local flags were flown at half mast.
His mother had passed away in November 1940.