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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. N D Harding


Noel Douglas Harding was born on 29th December 1913 and was employed as a commercial traveller when he joined the RAFVR about March 1939 as an Airman u/t Aircrew.

Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his training and was posted to 29 Squadron at Digby in June 1940 as an Air Gunner on Blenheims.



He served with the squadron throughout the Battle of Britain.

When 29 Squadron's Blenheims were replaced by Beaufighters, Harding retrained as a Radar Operator, later becoming a Radio Observer and then a Navigator.

Commissioned in February 1942, Harding later transferred to the Administrative Branch. He was released from the RAF in 1945.

Harding died in February 2004 in Lincolnshire.



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