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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. E S Lawler


Edgar Stanley Lawler was born on 9th March 1916 and joined 600 Squadron Auxiliary Air Force before the war as an Aircrafthand. Called up on 24th August 1939, he remustered as an Airman u/t Air Gunner.

He was serving with 604 Squadron at Manston by June 1940.

On 6th September 1940 Blenheim L4908 made a night forced landing when it ran out of fuel. It overturned on landing at Foxcotte near Andover, Hampshire. F/O AC MacLaren, AC2 JG Watson and Lawler escaped unhurt.

He was still with the squadron in November 1940. His subsequent service is currently undocumented until he was commissioned from Warrant Officer in July 1944.

Lawler was released from the RAF in late 1945 as a Flying Officer.

He died in August 1984 in Crawley.



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