Battle of Britain London Monument – P/O E W J Monk

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Ernest William John Monk joined the RAF in January 1930 as an Aircraft Apprentice and passed out in December 1932. He later applied for pilot training and was selected.

Monk was serving with 25 Squadron in August 1939 as a Flight Sergeant. He was commissioned in August 1940.

Monk was killed on 21st November 1940 when Beaufighter I R2068 crashed into the sea after taking off from Tangmere in fog. His gunner, Sgt. E Powell, was also lost.

Monk was 26 and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, panel 9.

 

 

Above image courtesy of Dean Sumner

 

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