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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. N M Walker


Norman MacDonald Walker of Motherwell, Lanarkshire was born around 1916, the son of Alfred and Margaret Walker.

After leaving school he worked for the Road Transport & General Insurance Company Ltd in their Glasgow branch. He joined the company in 1934.

Walker joined the RAFVR about April 1939. Called up on 1st September, he completed his training at 9 FTS Hullavington on No. 20 Course, which ran from 9th June to 7th September 1940.

He and arrived at 6 OTU Sutton Bridge on 9th September 1940. After converting to Hurricanes Walker was posted to 615 Squadron at Prestwick on the 28th.



Above image courtesy of the Mrazek album, RAF Museum Hendon.


He moved to 607 Squadron at Turnhouse on 9th October then moved to 46 Squadron at Stapleford Tawney on 30th October. He shared in the destruction of a Fiat BR20 on 11th November.

On 21st May 1941 the squadron's pilots and aircraft went on board HMS Argus, bound for Gibraltar. There they were transferred to HMS Ark Royal and Furious. On 6th June they flew off to Hal Far, Malta for service there.

Walker damaged a SM79 on the 11th. He was shot down into the sea by a CR42 on 12th June and a search found no trace of him.

He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.



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