World War II
Victor Godfrey Watling

Victor Godfrey Watling was the middle of three brothers, they were Ronald, Victor and Douglas. Arthur and Ethel were their parents and they lived in Mountnessing.
In the Second World War Victor was a Flying Officer (Service number 164259) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve with 58 Squadron. They were based at Stornoway, were part of Coastal Command and flew Halifax II aeroplanes. Just before VE day 24th April 1945 Victor was lost and is remembered on the Runnymede Memorial. He was 21 years of age and had been awarded the DFC for gallantry.
The Air Forces Memorial at Runnymede commemorates by name over 20,000 airmen who were lost in the Second World War during operations from bases in the United Kingdom and North and Western Europe, and who have no known graves. They served in Bomber, Fighter, Coastal, Transport, Flying Training and Maintenance Commands, and came from all parts of the Commonwealth.
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