The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. R B Sim
Robert Black Sim of Stewarton, Ayrshire, was born in Kilmarnock in 1917. He joined the RAFVR about 1938 as an Airman u/t Pilot. Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his training and arrived at 6 OTU, Sutton Bridge on 26th May 1940. After converting to Hurricanes, Sim was posted to 111 Squadron at Croydon on 6th July.
On 11th August he failed to return from a combat off Margate. His Hurricane, P3942, is presumed to have crashed into the Channel.
Sim is remembered on the Runnymede Memorial, Panel 19.
(Above image courtesy of Dean Sumner).