Biography

Birth date: 17 May 1916
Final rank: Group Captain
Service number: 402933 - Second World War, 1939-1945
Units:
  • No. 460 Squadron
  • No. 463 Squadron
  • No. 467 Squadron

Rolls and Awards

Honours and Awards : Bar to Distinguished Flying Cross

  • Unit: No. 467 Squadron
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Honours and Awards : Distinguished Flying Cross

  • Unit: No. 460 Squadron
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Honours and Awards : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: No. 463 Squadron
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Collection Items

Photograph

SUK12464

Lincolnshire, England, June 1944. During his visit to RAF Station Waddington, His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester met the crews of No. 467 (Lancaster) Squadron RAAF. From left to right: HRH the Duke of Gloucester; Wing Commander William Lloyd Brill DSO DFC and Bar, of Grong Grong, NSW;...

SUK12464

SUK13160

London, England. C. 1944-10. Wing Commander (Wg Cdr) G. G. Petty from Reigate (centre), Wg Cdr William Lloyd Brill DSO DFC, RAAF of Grong Grong, NSW (4th left), leaving Buckingham Palace with Mrs Neal Green (1st left), Pilot Officer V. Brill, brother to Wg Cdr Brill (2nd left) and Wren S.S. Neal...

SUK13160

UK0384

KENT, ENGLAND. 1943-08-14. THE WEDDING OF 420945 SQUADRON LEADER (SQN LDR) A. W. DOUBLEDAY DFC, RAAF, WAGGA, NSW, TO MISS PHYLLIS BUCKLE AT BECKENHAM. GROUP PORTRAIT OF THE WEDDING GROUP AFTER THE CEREMONY, LEFT TO RIGHT: MRS ISABEL BUCKLE (BRIDE'S MOTHER); MISS JOY TURNER; BRIDEGROOM AND BRIDE;...

UK0384

Timeline

Date of birth 1916-05-17
Date and unit at enlistment (ORs) 1940-11-11
Date promoted 1941-07-28 Pilot officer.
Date promoted 1942-01-28 Flying officer.
Date promoted 1942-07-26 Acting flight lieutenant.
Date promoted 1943-04-17 Acting squadron leader.
Date promoted 1943-10-27 Flight lieutenant.
Date promoted 1943-12-31 Acting squadron leader.
Other units 1944-05-12 Commanding Officer of No 467 Squadron.
Other c 1940 Trained at Bradford.
Other c 1941 Trained at Calgary, Canada.
Other c 1941 Trained at Litchfield.
Other c 1941 Trained at Narandera.
Other units c 1942 No 460 Squadron.
Other units c 1943 No 463 Squadron.