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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. P T Robinson


Peter Trevor Robinson was born on 28th November 1918 in West Derby, Lancashire. He joined the RAFVR in September 1938 as an Airman u/t Pilot.

In the 1939 Census he was recorded as living in Leicester as a 'Traveller in bakers sundries'.

Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his training and was posted to 15 OTU which provided conversion to twin-engined bombers.

On 12th July 1940 he was transferred to 6 OTU Sutton Bridge where he converted to Hurricanes and then joined 257 Squadron at Northolt on 3rd August. Robinson made his first flight with 257 on 10th August and first operational sortie on the 15th, a section scramble.

On 7th September he returned to Debden with damage sustained in combat over the Thames Estuary in Hurricane P3709. On the 15th he probably destroyed a Do17.

Robinson's final sortie with 257 was on 16th September 1940.

He was then posted to Bomber Command.

He married Jean Eleanor Godard at St. Andrews, Aylestone, Leicester in November 1941.

His subsequent service is currently undocumented but he survived the war and died on 3rd October 1975 in Huntingdon.

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