Viollet, Bill


Viollet, Bill
William Viollet
W Viollet


Three items. An oral history interview with Bill Violett (1921 - 2018, 1322169, Royal Air Force) and two photographs. He served as a wireless operator / air gunner on Lancasters flying from RAF Kirmington. He was shot down in May 1944 and evaded.

The collection has been licenced to the IBCC Digital Archive by Bill Violett and catalogued by Nigel Huckins.


IBCC Digital Archive


Viollet, W

Collection Items

Winifred Kathleen Viollet
Head and shoulder portrait of a woman wearing tunic with staff sergeant rank and peaked cap. Underneath a row of medal ribbons. Submitted with caption 'W/O Winifred Kathleen Viollet nee Joyce k/a "Chota" (don't know why), she was a W/O in the Army…

Bill Viollet
Head and shoulders portrait of an airman wearing tunic with sergeant rank and signaller's trade badge. At the bottom a row of medal ribbons: 1939-45 Star, Aircrew Europe Star, France and Germany Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 1939-45.

Interview with Bill Viollet
Warrant Officer Bill Viollet was born in Reigate in Surrey in 1921, the second oldest of four boys. His brother, Bob, joined the Royal Air Force and Bill wanted to follow him into the service. Bill wanted to be aircrew so he trained as a wireless…
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