Pilot Officer Walker, 616 Squadron, Spitfires
Although he was “Bill” or “Johnnie” during the war, he now prefers to be addressed as William. A pre-war member of the RAFVR, William Walker was called to full time service in September 1939.
On August 26 1940, his Spitfire was shot down in combat over Dover. He was wounded and rescued from the sea by the Navy.
He spent some time in hospital with Wing Cdr Geoffrey Page, founder of the National Memorial and features in Page's memoirs.
Altogether, the Squadron had seven aircraft shot down that day.
After the war, he went into the brewery business and was Chairman of Ind Coope.