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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. N P Warden


Noel Proctor Warden was born on 26th September 1918 in Gateshead, the son of Norman Charles and Eva Warden.

He joined the RAFVR in May 1939 as an Airman u/t Pilot. Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his training and joined 610 Squadron at Acklington on 6th October 1940.


Above: Hawkinge July 1941: L to R: F/O PPC Barthropp, F/Lt. Abrahams, P/O NP Warden, F/Lt. JEF Demozay, Sgt. Connolly, Sgt. J Perkin, Sgt. JK Down, Sgt. A Gavan.

Commissioned in June 1941, Warden was killed on 1st October that year when serving with 91 Squadron, his Spitfire R7290 was shot down off Calais when on an ASR escort sortie. Warden is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, panel 35.


Above image courtesy of Dean Sumner.

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