Battle of Britain Monument Home THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN LONDON MONUMENT Battle of Britain London Monument
The Battle of Britain London Monument "Never in the field of human
conflict was so much owed
by so many to so few
Site of Battleof Britain London Monument Work in Progress London Monument Site Drawing of Battle of Britain London Monument
Battle of Britain London Monument Home    

The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. H T Naughtin


Harold Thomas Naughtin was born on 2nd December 1919, the son of Thomas Hugh Naughtin and Roberta Elizabeth Caroline Naughtin (nee Aveling) of Rochester, Kent.

He joined the RAFVR about June 1939 as an Airman u/t Pilot. Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his training and joined 235 Squadron, operating Bristol Blenheims, on 5th August 1940.

On 28th May 1941 Naughtin, now a Flight Sergeant, was lost in Blenheim Mk IV, V5453 LA-O of 235 Squadron when it was shot down off Texel, Frisian Islands, Holland by fighters.

Also lost were Sgt. Stanley Gordon and Sgt. Ronald Oldroyd.

All are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.




Above: Sgt. Naughtin.


Below: Sgt. Naughtin (centre), the caption also names Sgt. Stanley Gordon but does not identify which one he is and does not name the others.



Above images courtesy of Paul Naughtin.



Above Runnymede image courtesy of Dean Sumner.



Battle of Britain Monument