|F/Lt. A.C.Rabagliati from No 46 Squadron was flying a 4 Cannon Hurricane I ((V7360) PO B) on the 5th of September 1940 and shot down a Bf 109 with it.|
Leader Paul Watling Rabone was born in Salisbury, England, on 2 March 1918. Rabone was educated in New
Zealand. In the April of 1938 he joined the Civil Reserve of Pilots.
When he gained his pilot's licence he then joined the R.N.Z.A.F.
P.W Rabone left for the United Kingdom in February 1939 to transfer into
the R.A.F. He was posted to No 88 Squadron, flying Fairey Battle light
bombers, and went with the unit to France at the outbreak of war. In mid
1940 Rabone volunteered for Fighter Command and was posted to
145 Squadron. He shot down a Bf 109
on the 12th of October 1940.
He was uninjured when he force landed his Hurricane
I (V7521) due to battle damage from the Bf
109's. Two weeks later left to join No
422 Flight, a special unit. Rabone destroyed another Bf
109 on 6 November. No 422 Flight
was expanded to form No 96 Squadron in early December 1940.
Rabone was killed in the late stages of the War.
|P/O Jerzy Radomski from Poland flew Hurricane's with No 303 Squadron during the Battle of Britain. His tally of kills was 2 confirmed 3 shared 1 shared probable and 4 damaged.|
|P/O W.P.H.Rafter of No 603 Squadron was wounded on the 5th of September 1940 at 10:00hrs. His Spitfire I (X4264) was shot down in combat with a Bf 109 over Biggin Hill.|
J.B.Ramsay joined No 151Squadron
on the 29th of July 1940 after converting
to Hurricanes. On the 18th
of August 1940 at 17:30hrs he failed to return from a patrol in his
(R4181) and was reported "Missing", aged 21.
In 1983 a Hurricane crash site was excavated and found to be Ramsay's. His remains were still in the cockpit and were buried with full military honours on the 25th of October 1983.
|Sgt N.H.D.Ramsay was a former apprentice at Vickers Supermarine, he joined No 610 Squadron in June 1940. On the 14th of August 1940 he claimed his sole victory of the Battle of Britain , a Bf 110 .|
|Sgt J.W.Ramshaw of No 222 Squadron was killed on the 4th of September 1940 at 13:35hrs. His Spitfire I (K9962) crashed near to Yalding, near Maidstone and he died from his wounds.|
|F/O M.Ravenhill of No 229 Squadron baled safely out of his Hurricane I (P3038) over Biggin Hill on the 11th of September 1940 at 16:00hrs. He was killed on the 30th of September 1940 at 10:40hrs. His Hurricane I (P2815) was shot down in combat with a Bf 109 over Ightham, Kent.|
|Sgt R.W.Ray of No 56 Squadron was shot down in his Hurricane I (P3655) near Portland, Dorset on the 30th of September 1940 at 11:30hrs.|
|P/O R.M.S. 'RODDY' Rayner flew with No 87 Squadron in Hurricane's in France and during the Battle of Britain. He scored some kills in France and during the Battle of Britain.|
|Sgt L.A.E.Reddington of No 152 Squadron was killed on the 30th of September 1940. His Spitfire I (L1072) was sot down off Portland at16:45hrs.|
|Sgt L.H.M.Reece of No 235 Squadron pilot R.L.Patterson and R.Y.Tucker failed to return from a convoy patrol in a Blenheim IV (N3541) the 18th of July 1940.|
|F/O B.V.Rees of No 610 Squadron claimed a Bf 109 on the 12th of August, and another Bf 109 plus a Dornier Do17 on the 18th of August 1940. F/O B.V.Rees left the service in January 1944.|
|P/O Hugh William Reilley an American was was born in Detroit, Michigan of an American father and Scottish mother Before going to England and joining the R.A.F. Hugh lived in London, Ontario, Canada and was considered a Canadian. He flew with No 64 Squadron and No 66 Squadron in Spitfires during the Battle of Britain. He was shot down in his Spitfire I (R6800) on the 17th of October 1940 by a Bf 109 of JG 51 flown by Oberst Werner Molders over Westerham Kent 15:25hrs. His Spitfire crashed and burned out at Crockham Hall, Sevenoaks. H.W.Reilley was 22 years old. He is buried in Gravesend Cemetery, Kent.|
|F/Lt Richard C. 'Dick' Reynell an Australian was the Hawker test pilot and had voluntarily joined No 43 Squadron to report to his company the Hurricane's combat performance. He joined the Oxford University Squadron in 1931 and became Hawkers Test Pilot in 1937. His technical knowledge was far above average. He shot down a Bf 109 on the 2nd of September. R.C.Reynell was shot down by a Bf 109 on the 7th of September 1940 over South London at 16:45hrs. Tragically he baled out of his burning Hurricane I (V7257) but his parachute failed to open. He was 28 and left a wife and baby son.|
|F/L E.M.Reyno a Canadian of No 1 (R.C.A.F.) Squadron was repatriated in late 1941 and became Chief Instructor at a Fighter O.T.U. He was awarded the A.F.C. on the 8th of June 1944.|
|P/O Richard A.Rhodes flew with No 29 Squadron during the battle of Britain. In the early morning of the 18th of August 1940 he chased a Ju 88 intruder for 35 minutes and shot it down. His gunner (Sgt Gregory) finished it off with his Vickers machine gun in a long burst. He and his gunner (R.Gouldstone) were shot down and killed on the 25th of August 1940. Their Blenheim I (L1330) was shot down by an enemy aircraft off Wainfleet, Lincs while on night patrol at 22:00hrs.|
W.'Willie' H.Rhodes-Moorhouse was part of No
601 Squadron's detachment to France, he scored two kills before they
came back to England. Rhodes-Moorhouse scored three more kills in the eary
part of the Battle of Britain. He was awarded the D.F.C. on the 30th
July 1940. On the 11th of August
Rhodes-Moorhouse destroyed two Bf 109's.
Rhodes-Moorhouse then added five more to his total. W.H.Rhodes-Moorhouse
was K.I.A. on the 6th of September 1940
while on patrol, he was shot down over Tunbridge Wells by a Bf
109 at 09:30hrs in his
I (P3363 'W').
Rhodes-Moorhouse was the son of the first airman to be awarded theVictoria Cross (posthumously) in the First World War.
|F/O Alan L.Ricalton of No 74 Squadron was shot down in his Spitfire II (P7360) over Maidstone, Kent by a Bf 109 on the 17th of October 1940 at15:40hrs.|
|F/O C.J.H.Riddle scored one kill before and one kill after joining No 601 Squadron during the Battle of Britain. He was the younger brother of H.J.Riddle they were promoted to Squadron Leader on the same date, the 1st of December 1941.|
|F/O H.J.Riddle flying with No 601 Squadron scored a single kill on the 11th of July 1940. He and his brother C.J.H.Riddle were promoted to Squadron Leader on the same date, the 1st of December 1941.|
|Sgt M.Ridley of No 616 Squadron was killed on the 26th of August 1940 at 12:15hrs. He was shot down in his Spitfire I (R6633) over Dover by a Bf 109. The Spitfire crashed at Adisham in Kent.|
|P/O R.H.Rigby from No 236 Squadron in a Blenheim (L6639) along with his crew member D.D.Mackinnon were shot down and killed over Le Harve by a Bf 109 from JG 2 at 12:15hrs on the 18th of July 1940. They were on a photo reconnaissance mission.|
|F/Lt. William Riley flew Hurricane's with No 302 (Polish) Squadron and was credited with 2 confirmed and 2 probable kills during the Battle of Britain. His final tally for the war was 8 confirmed kills 2 shared, 3 probables and 1 damaged.|
|F/Lt R.F.Rimmer of No 229 Squadron was killed on the 27th of September 1940 at15:30hrs. His Hurricane I (V6782) was shot down by a Bf 109 at Burwash in Sussex.|
|Sgt E.A.Ringwood of No 248 Squadron was killed along with the crew ( P/O C.J.Arthur & Sgt R.C.R.Cox ) on the 27th of August 1940 around mid-day. They were on a recce in a Blenheim off the Norwegian coast.|
|Sgt Arthur H. 'Rufus' Risely trained as an Air Gunner and served through the Battle of Britain with No 600 Squadron in this capacity, he was finally selected for Pilot training in 1941. On the 16th of August 1943 his Boston was shot down during a daylight raid on France. He and his gunner traveled from the Pas de Calais to Paris and then to Brest. They got on a fishing boat and after thirty-six hours at sea arrived at Penzance on the 25th of October 1943. He was awarded the D.S.O. on the 14th of January 1944 and during his service was also received a Mention in Dispatches.|
|P/O I.S.Ritchie of No 603 Squadron was wounded on the 28th of August 1940 at 16:50hrs. His Spitfire I (R6989) was damaged by Bf 109's off Dover.|
|P/O J.R.Ritchie of No 600 Squadron was posted on the 28th of August 1940 to No 111 Squadron flying the Hurricane I. J.R.Ritchie was awarded the A.F.C. on the 13th of June 1946.|
|Sgt.R.D.Ritchie of No 605 Squadron in his Hurricane I (L2103) died when he crashed into the sea 1 mile off Dunbar on the 9th of August 1940 at 16:45hrs. He was picked up by a boat but his neck was found to be broken. R.D.Richie was 24 years old.|