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The Airmen's Stories - P/O R A L Robb


Robert Andrew Lindsay Robb, from Maidenhead, was born on 22nd May 1919 and joined the RAFVR in June 1938 as an Airman u/t Pilot. Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his training at 14 FTS Cranfield, was commissioned and posted to No. 1(C) OTU on 28th August 1940.

He then joined 236 Squadron on 26th September.

His subsequent service is currently undocumented until 24th September 1942 when his commission was terminated.

Robb was arrested on more than one occasion in 1952 for theft offences while drunk. At one hearing he said he had been grounded for a breach of flying discipline and transferred to the Army, serving in North Africa until demobbed in 1946.

In October 1959 he was sentenced to 18 months in prison. With two other men he had stolen a yacht from Newton Ferrers near Plymouth and set sail for France. The yacht began to sink and they were rescued by a Dutch ship and landed at Falmouth.

Robb died in March 1976 in Stourbridge.







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