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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. E F Newton


Edwin Frank Newton was born on 8th August 1915 and joined the RAF in July 1938 as an Aircrafthand. He went on to complete a Radar Operators course and joined 29 Squadron at Digby on 20th June 1940.

His service with the squadron was somewhat fragmented. He was with it from 20th June to 26th October 1940, from 30th October 1940 to 28th February 1941, from 29th March to 20th July 1941 and 18th September to 21st November 1942.

During the Battle of Britain period Newton flew only one sortie, on 18th September 1940.

He was promoted to AC1 on 31st December 1940, to LAC on 31st December 1941 and to Corporal on 31st December 1944.

His subsequent service is currently undocumented but it is known that he survived the war and died in February 2003 in Blackpool, Lancashire.

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