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The Airmen's Stories - P/O R Reid


Robert Reid was born in 1908 and joined the RAFVR about February 1937 as an Airman u/t Pilot. Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his training, was commissioned and joined 46 Squadron at Digby in June 1940. He claimed Me109's destroyed on 18th September and 15th October.


Reid was killed on 23rd March 1945 as a Squadron Leader with 235 Squadron, his Mosquito was shot down when attacking shipping in Dalsfjord, Norway. F/O AD Turner was also lost.

Reid is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Panel 265.



Above image courtesy of Dean Sumner


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