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Moncur, William.Kerr

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rank: SGT
status: survived
airforce: RAF    (no: 120856 )
born: 1920-07-08 Edinburgh Scotland

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Sgt William Kerr (Bill) Moncur (748396) joined 65 Squadron RAF from 7 OTU on 14th October 1940, he was subsequently posted to 54 Squadron RAF on 29th November 1940 before joining 264 Squadron at the beginning of 1941. He remained there for just over a year during which time his log books confirm his regular partner in the Defiant was Sgt Horan (although he did fly a few times with Sgt Pelletier). In February ’42 he was posted to Unit 1529 B.A.T. Flight until it was disbanded in November and then after a brief period with Unit 54 O.T. U. he rejoined 264 where he remained for two years. Now flying De Haviland Mosquitos on19th September 1944 was shot down over occupied territory near St. Nazaire but with the aid of the Resistance, he and F/O Bill Woodruff evaded capture. In November 1944 he was posted to the T.F.U. where he remained for the rest of the war. On his return to Edinburgh after the war his love of flying prompted him to join 603 Squadron (91303) when it was reformed in 1947 as an RAF Auxiliary Squadron and remained on “active service” with it (flying Spitfires, Meteors and Vampires) until its disbandment in 1957. He died in 1995 (aged 75.)

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RAF 65 Squadron 1940-10-14
RAF 54 Squadron 1940-11-29
RAF 264 Squadron 1942-06-13

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