DARCEY, William Jack

Warrant Officer William Jack Darcey was posted to No 4 OTU at Alness in N.E. Scotland for training on Sunderland Flying Boats. After training he was posted to 461 SQN at Pembroke Dock South Wales. He crewed in Sunderland aircraft which were engaged in anti-submarine patrols in the Bay of Biscay. Darcey completed 61 sorties with 461 SQN attacking German U-Boats in the Atlantic. Later Darcey was posted back to OTU Alness as a signals briefing instructor until the war ended in Europe.

Last Name
DARCEY
Given Names
William Jack
Service Number
415724
Date of Birth
29/11/1923
Birth Location
Leederville, W.A.
Enlistment Date
31/01/1942
Enlistment Location
Perth W.A.
Course Details
WAGS Course 25
Intake Date
30/04/1942
Finish Date
19/10/1942
To
3 BAGS
Kill or Discharge Date
11/10/1945 (Discharged)
Discharge Unit
4 OTU
Rank
Warrant Officer
Notes

Warrant Officer William Jack Darcey was posted to No 4 OTU at Alness in N.E. Scotland for training on Sunderland Flying Boats. After training he was posted to 461 SQN at Pembroke Dock South Wales. He crewed in Sunderland aircraft which were engaged in anti-submarine patrols in the Bay of Biscay. Darcey completed 61 sorties with 461 SQN attacking German U-Boats in the Atlantic. Later Darcey was posted back to OTU Alness as a signals briefing instructor until the war ended in Europe.

NAA Status
NOY YET EXAMINED

Acknowledgements

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