In No Rest for Biggles, Sergeant Norton was the navigator on board the V.I.P. Handley Page Hastings flight piloted by Wing Commander Tony Wragg. Together with the other crew and passengers, he was taken prisoner when Christophe brought the aircraft down over the jungles of Liberia. He later met Biggles when whose Hastings was also brought down by Christophe. Towards the end of the book, Norton and the other prisoners were later freed from the prison compound by Biggles, and, led by Tony Wragg, escaped to safety in Dakar using Biggles' Hastings.