William J Hayward



The following material is prompted by a visit I made the to excellent Luftwaffe Museum at Gatow, Berlin (http://www.luftwaffenmuseum.de/). My father was stationed there, when it was a RAF base, from 1969 to 1973 (?). I have been looking for a good home for his old uniform, and the museum is especially ideal as it even uses the building he used to work in.

William 'Bill" Hayward was born in 1919, joined the RAF in 1934 at the age of 15, and served in it till 1977.

Medals




Bill Hayward's campaign medals:
Top row: 1939-1945 Star, Atlantic Star, Africa Star (with North Africa 1942-43 clasp, for Navy service).
Second row: Pacific Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 1939–1945, RAF Long Service and Good Conduct.

Photos of uniform etc.


Photos can be found on this page: http://www.iandrea.co.uk/photos/wjhp/wjhp.html



More to come, when I get time!
Ian