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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. H Walton


Herbert Walton was born in 1916 and joined the RAF as an Aircrafthand in July 1935. He later applied for pilot training and was selected. He remustered as an Airman u/t Pilot on 26th June 1939.

Walton did his elementary training at 6 E&RFTS Sywell and went on to 10 FTS Ternhill for No. 14 Course, which ran from 9th September 1939 to 27th January 1940.



Walton joined 87 Squadron in France in February 1940. The squadron was withdrawn to Debden on 24th May and Walton joined 32 Squadron at Biggin Hill on that day.

He rejoined 87 Squadron at Church Fenton in June 1940. He was shot down over Portland in Hurricane V7307 and wounded on 30th September. Its unclear both where his aircraft came down and the extent of his injuries but after treatment he was posted to RAF Exeter as non-effective sick. He had not rejoined 87 Squadron by 30th November.

His subsequent service is currently undocumented until he was promoted to Warrant Officer on 1st October 1941.

Walton was commissioned in January 1943 and released from the RAF in 1946 as a Flight Lieutenant.


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