Sergeant Pilot William Moffat

Sergeant Pilot  William Brown Moffat, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. He was killed on Air Operations with 108 Squadron in the Western Desert theatre on 24th February 1942 aged 20. He had been born in Glendale, Northumberland and was the son of Henry and Catherine Moffat of Orchard House, Paxton, Berwickshire and is buried in Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya.  He had been educated at the Berwickshire High School, Duns and had taken employment with the Civil Service in London. He joined the R.A.F. in late 1939 and gained his “wings” in September 1940. During this period the Squadron flew the Vickers Wellington and were engaged in bombing Axis shipping in Libyan and Greek ports. His Headstone is inscribed ” Memory Sweetly Lingers Till We Meet In God’s Home Above Helped By His Grace “. He was lost on an operation to the Martuba landing ground in Libya

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