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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. W J Noble


William John Noble was born in Belfast in 1915 and joined the RAFVR about March 1939 as an Airman u/t Pilot.

Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his training and arrived at 7 OTU Hawarden on 2nd September 1940. After converting to Spitfires he joined 54 Squadron at Catterick on 23rd September and had his first flight on that day, a sector reconnaissance.

His last flight with 54 was made on 13th October, a formation practice, and Noble was posted away on the 30th.

Commissioned in November 1941, Noble subsequently flew in North Africa and the Far East.

He was released from the RAF in 1946 as a Flight Lieutenant.

Noble undertook medical training postwar and was a GP in Sutton, Surrey from 1957 to 1987.

He died on 11th November 1995.


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