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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. W E Gaunt


William Edwin Gaunt was born on 7th August 1918 and was employed as a Radio Salesman in Altrincham when he joined the RAFVR about June 1939 as an Airman u/t WOp/AG.

Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his training and joined 23 Squadron at Middle Wallop on 16th September 1940.

His subsequent service is currently undocumented until he was commissioned in January 1942.


Central Gunnery School, date unknown.

Unknown, P/O WE Gaunt, P/O PP Hanks, Unknown, F/Lt. HP Lardner-Burke, Unknown, Unknown

F/O AGA Fisher, S/Ldr. E Mayne, W/Cdr. AG Malan, F/Lt. VC Simmonds, Unknown

Above image courtesy of Mark Fisher.


Gaunt was released from the RAF in 1946.

He rejoined in 1955, in the Secretarial Branch, and retired on 29th May 1965 as a Flight Lieutenant.

Gaunt died in March 1990 in Brighton.


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