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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. R A Angus


Robert Alexander Angus, of Edinburgh was born on 17th December 1919 and educated at Dunfermeline High School. On leaving he was taken on as a Civil Engineering Apprentice.

He joined the RAFVR as an Airman u/t Pilot in May 1939. He was called up for full-time service on 1st September and trained at 5 ITW, 12 EFTS and 5 EFTS.

Angus joined 611 Squadron at Tern Hill on 29th September 1940 from 7 OTU and was posted to 41 Squadron at Hornchurch in October.



41 Squadron

Back row: F/O HC Baker, F/O DA Adams, P/O MF Briggs, Sgt. EV Darling, F/O JN McKenzie, F/O ADJ Lovell (cockpit)

Front row: P/O DE Mileham, F/Lt. EN Ryder, Sgt. RA Angus, S/Ldr. DO Finlay, Sgt. TWR Healy, Sgt. JS Gilders, P/O EP Wells, Sgt. RC Ford.


On 11th October 1940 he destroyed a Do17 off Bardsey Island and damaged a Me109 over Maidstone on 30th October.


On 20th February 1941 Angus was shot down by Werner Molders over Dover in Spitfire P7322. He was seen to bale out over the sea but was never found.

Angus was 21 years old. He is remembered on the Runnymede Memorial, Panel 38.



(Above image courtesy of Dean Sumner)

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