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Pilot Profile - Robbie Reid

REID, ROBERT
Service No: 80836

Born 2/9/1908, Dumfries, Scotland

Joined the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve in February 1937.

Called up on 1st September 1939 and posted to 46 squadron as pilot/officer.

"One of the Few" Battle of Britain pilots, with;

2 Messerschmitt 109 destroyed
1 Messerschmitt 109 probable
1 Messerschmitt 109 damaged
1 Messerschmitt 110 damaged

During 1940, all in Hurricane mk 1's.

605 Squadron Leader 1941.

235 Squadron Leader 1945, with;

1 Junkers 188 destroyed

11th February 1945, Mosquito VI

Date of Death: 23/03/1945

Memorial: Panel 265. Runnymede Memorial

 

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