Battle of Britain London Monument – F/O A B Halliwell

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Antony Burton Halliwell was born in 1905 and joined the RAF in February 1940 with a commission as a direct-entry Air Gunner. He completed his training in March and was posted to 141 Squadron at Prestwick.

 

 

On 19th July 1940 Halliwell was flying with S/Ldr. WA Richardson, CO of 141. They were in one of nine Defiants that were attacked by Me109’s off Dover. Theirs was one of only four Defiants that returned to base. Halliwell claimed a Me109 destroyed.

He was promoted to Acting Flying Officer on 5th October 1940 and was still serving with 141 on 14th November 1941.

His subsequent service is currently undocumented until he was released from the RAF in 1946 as a Squadron Leader.

Halliwell died in 1974.

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