JHG Walker

JHG Walker, Company Sgt. Major. NHS OTC 1935.

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Title

JHG Walker

Subject

Sqn-Leader JHG Walker RAF

Description

Sqn-Leader John Harold Gilbert Walker RAF 118 Sqn. Spitfire Pilot. (ON 1930-35) Died from exposure after bailing out over the English Channel 9 May 1942 age 23. Buried St Leonard's Church Cemetery. Wollaton. Nottingham. Son of John William and Grace Walker; husband of Iris Vivienne Burrows Walker, of Wollaton Park.

From The Nottinghamian July 1942:
He entered the school as a Sir Thomas White Scholar and soon distinguished himself on the sports field, as a footballer, being awarded his 2nd XV Colours in 1933 and his 1st XV in 1935. In this year too he was Victor Ludorum as well as Football Hon. Secretary.
It was in the OTC that his principal interest lay, and in his last year he held the appointment of Drum Major, with the rank of C.S.M. He ardently desired to enter the Army through Sandhurst but, finding this impossible, he entered the employ of the Westminster Bank. Finding this life too uninspiring, in 1937 he joined the RAF with a short service commission. During the war, he had taken part in many operational flights with the fighter wing, and was held in great respect by his fellow pilots.

Creator

YG

Source

Nottingham High School Archives.

Contributor

Roy Wilcock for www.aircrewremembered.com