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The Airmen's Stories - F/O P B Robinson


Peter Beverley Robinson was born on 22nd January 1915 and joined 601 Squadron, Auxiliary Air Force in 1934. In 1938 he went on to the Reserve when he left for New York, where he was to work in the theatre.



601 Squadron was warned for mobilisation in August 1939 and Roger Bushell contacted expatriate members of the squadron, including Robinson who was in a play on Broadway. He booked a passage on the Acquitania and sailed on 30th August, finding that two 601 colleagues, Billy Clyde and Billy Fiske, were also aboard.

Robinson went on to the active list on 8th December 1939 and rejoined 601 Squadron. His subsequent service is currently undocumented but he transferred to the Administrative Branch on 23rd May 1941, perhaps due to health issues.

He was released from the RAF in 1945 as a Wing Commander.

Postwar he was involved in documentary film-making in London.

He died on 4th October 1991.



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