Unknown 264 Squadron Defiant pilots 

Two 264 Squadron Defiant pilots’ names on photographs from the collection of Flight Lieutenant William Kerr Moncur might never be found.

Unless…

John Trigg?

Mike Stewart?

These photos have never be published on the Internet for all I know. This is why David Moncur’s contribution is so important for preserving the past like the contribution of Gérard Pelletier’s niece who had shared all of her uncle’s photo album.

Two 264 Squadron Defiant pilots’ names on photographs from the collection of Flight Lieutenant William Kerr Moncur might never be found.

Unless… we look for them on these pages.

From the personal collection of Flight Lieutenant William Kerr Moncur

I got more emails from David Moncur yesterday…

Ready when you are!

Attached are some more aircrew photos. :  lineup  of  264 pilots taken on October 23 1944 ;  two unnamed  264 pilots in Defiant cockpits ;  two unknown but fine looking gentlemen (no idea when or where these were taken) and  groundcrew refuelling Spitfire (might be good to colorise?) – no details of when or where this was taken either but on the reverse it says it came from Chichester Photographic Services so probably one of the Sussex airfields

 

 

I can confirm that Sgt “Hoot” Marfell” flew  my father several times when they were both at 54 OTU  at Church Fenton  in April/early May 1941 and both  were posted  to 264 Squadron at West Malling in May 10th 1941 (after which Johnnie Horan became  his more regular partner) 

Best regards

David

 

John Trigg, 264 Squadron Defiant pilot 

  

Mike Stewart, 264 Squadron Defiant pilot from the RAAF (Royal Australian Air Force)

RAF 264 Squadron Defiant or Mosquito pilot?

RAF 264 squadron Mosquito pilot wearing a DFC ribbon

Group picture of 264 Squadron pilots and navigators taken on October 23 1944

Spitfire F. 22 from 603 Squadron after the war (code RAJ*)

Spitfire F. 22 from 603 Squadron at RAF Tangmere in 1948