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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. R R C Pound


Reginald Robert Charles Pound was born on 11th December 1912 in Plymouth. His father is shown in the 1911 census as a shipwright at HM Dockyard, Devonport. He had served in the Royal Navy, apparently from 1880 to 1899, reaching the rank of Chief Engine Room Artificer. Ships on which he served included, HMS Revenge, HMS Iron Duke and HMS Cleopatra. He was a Freemason.

RRC Pound was working as a piano tuner and repairer when he joined the RAF about December 1939 as an Aircrafthand.

He later volunteered for aircrew duties and was sent on a short radar course.

He joined 25 Squadron in early October 1940 at North Weald and flew his operational sortie on the 7th.

During the night of 5th/6th May 1941, Pound, then a Sergeant, was flying with Sgt. SV Holloway. They intercepted and damaged a He111 near Walton, Norfolk, in Beaufighter R2156.

At night on 8th/9th May, again with Holloway as pilot, they damaged a Ju88 near Grantham in Beaufighter R2197.

His subsequent service is currently undocumented though it is known that he died on 15th October 2003 in Plymouth.


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