Bill Air made good use of his time posted to Bachelor’s Hall as he met his wife there. On 5 Aug 1944, shortly after the Stand Down of Special Duties was announced, he married Margaret Joan Percival from Helions Bumpstead, near Haverhill, Suffolk in St Andrews Church in that village.
|Unit or location||Role||Posted from||until|
|Royal Signals Support||Royal Signals Support||Unknown||08 Sep 1944|
|Bachelor's Hall Instation||Royal Signals Support||May 1941||April 1942|
|Omagh, Area 15||Royal Signals Support||May 1942||Unknown|
|Osterley, Area 16||Royal Signals Support||May 1942||Unknown|
|Byfield, Area 15A||Royal Signals Support||May 1942||Unknown|
Alf Ellis's diary records Bill Air was working in his Area in May 1942.
A note in the December 1942 Edition of the RSGB Bulletin records that by this date Bill Air, with the rank of Corporal, was the Clerk in charge of the Orderly Room at Coleshill, and as a result was known as "Bumph" to his colleagues,
Wireless amateur callsign G2FWX. The 1939 register records him being on the National Wireless Register.
He was awarded an MBE in 1976 as Secretary and Chief Executive of Leicester and District Hosiery Manufacturers Association Ltd, for services to export.
Royal Signals Stand Down Photo caption
RSGB Bulletin June 1941
Alf Elllis Diary
Newcastle Journal, 14 Aug 1944
RSGB Bulletin Dec 1942