Battle of Britain London Monument – F/Lt. N M HALL

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Noel Mudie Hall was born in Alverstoke, Hampshire on 25th December 1915, the youngest son of Admiral SS Hall of Hamble, Hampshire and was educated at Hilton College, South Africa.

He entered the RAF College, Cranwell in September 1933 as a Flight Cadet. After graduation in July 1935 Hall was posted to 3 Squadron at Kenley. On November 2nd 1936 Hall went to the Station Flight at Mildenhall and began meteorological duties. For his work there, he was awarded the AFC (gazetted 2nd January 1939). On January 14th 1939 Hall was posted to the Wireless Flight at RAE, Farnborough.

He went to 257 Squadron at Hendon at its reformation on June 4th as a Flight Commander. On July 22nd he was recalled to RAE but managed to return to 257 on the 27th.

Hall was shot down and killed on August 8th 1940 in combat with Me109’s off St Catherine’s Point, in Hurricane P2981.

His body was recovered by the Germans but buried as an unknown airman. However in 1948 his father identified his initialled cigarette case, a gold cufflink and watch as his and a correct headstone was installed.

He is buried in Criel Communal Cemetery, France.

Hall was 24.

 

 

 

 

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