This is William De Goat, otherwise known as Billy.
Billy was the mascot of 609 Squadron and was stationed at RAF Biggin Hill during the Second World War. Billy provided a much-needed morale-boost to the men of 609 Squadron. He became a Flying Officer with the RAF, his stripes being painted on his horns, and by the end of the war he had risen through the ranks to become Air Commodore. Billy had to be de-mobbed with the rest of the men of 609 Squadron in order to join ‘civilian’ life once again, ending his days on a farm in Hampshire.
Now we want Billy to be our museum mascot – can you help us to bring him back to life by designing a logo featuring this beloved pet?
Our design-a-logo competition is open to 5 to 11-year-olds. Your logo could be a drawing of a headshot of Billy or a complete picture of Billy. Please create your design on a piece of plain A4 paper using coloured pencils or felt tips and write your name, age, school and your parents’ contact details on the back.
The deadline for our competition is Sunday 23rd February and the winner will win a free trip to the museum for themselves and their family plus one friend. The winning entry will also be displayed on our new Twitter feed for families.
You can take a picture of your entry and email it along with your details to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, bring it in to the museum reception desk or post it to us at Biggin Hill Memorial Museum, Main Road, Biggin Hill, TN16 3EJ. We look forward to seeing your creations!