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The Airmen's Stories - P/O R Reid


Robert Reid was born on 2nd September 1908 in Dumfries, Scotland, the son of Simon Reid (1852-1934) and Jane Reid (nee Hamilton 1856-??).

He joined the RAFVR about February 1937 as an Airman u/t Pilot.

He married Christine Doreen Churchill in September 1938 in Thanet, Kent.

Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his training, was commissioned and joined 46 Squadron at Digby in June 1940.

He claimed Me109s destroyed on 18th September and 15th October.




Reid was killed on 23rd March 1945 as a Squadron Leader with 235 Squadron, his Mosquito FBVI RS576 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.


Below: Reid and Turner are commemorated in Dalsfjord village.




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