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The Airmen's Stories - P/O F A Robshaw


Frederic Aspinall Robshaw was born on 24th July 1921 and joined the RAF on a short service commission. He began his initial training on 12th June 1939 and was serving with 4 Ferry Pilot Pool by May 1940.

He was posted from there to 7 OTU Hawarden on 3rd September. After converting to Hurricanes Robshaw joined 85 Squadron at Church Fenton on 16th September and moved to 229 Squadron on the 27th.

Robshaw's Hurricane, P3227, was damaged in combat with Me109's over North Kent on 30th September. He made a crash-landing west of Ash, slightly wounded.

He flew no further sorties with 229 in October or November and was posted to RAF Northolt as supernumerary, non-effective sick.

His subsequent service is currently undocumented until Robshaw was released from the RAF in 1946 as a Flight Lieutenant.

Robshaw died in March 2001 in Wrexham.

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