The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. M Stuart
Michael Stuart joined the RAFVR on 11th September 1939 and was posted to 23 Squadron at Ford on 7th October 1940 as a Fitter.
He volunteered to fly as a radar operator on one operational sortie, on 25th October 1940. He saw no action but thus qualified for the Battle of Britain Clasp.
In 1943 Stuart was serving in Iraq. He volunteered for aircrew again and in October was posted to 24 BG&NS Moffat in Rhodesia for a gunnery course. He qualified and was promoted to Sergeant.
Stuart returned to the UK and in January 1945 went to 3 AGS Castle Kennedy on fighter affiliation and was posted to 26 OTU in June.
He was released on 13th November 1945 as a Flight Sergeant.