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Bernard Walter Hopton, of New Malden, Surrey, joined the RAFVR about February 1939 as an Airman u/t Pilot. Called up on 1st September, he completed his training and was with 600 Squadron at Northolt in early July 1940, moved to 615 Squadron at Prestwick on 17th August, to 73 Squadron at Castle Camps on 1st October and to 66 Squadron at West Mailing on 23rd October.
On 14th November Hopton probably destroyed a Me109.
He was killed on 6th August 1941, as a Sergeant with 616 Squadron when the squadron Magister, L5985, crashed on take-off at RAF Perranporth.
He was 21 and is buried in Ladywell Cemetery, Lewisham, London.