R.J.B.Roach from No 266 Squadron
shared in the shooting down of a He 115 off Dunkirk on the 15th
of August 1940. He shot down a Do17
on the 7th of September and was shot
down by defensive fire from a He111
on the 11th of September 1940, baling out from his Spitfire(P7313)
at 16:20hrs over Billericay unhurt.
R.H.Robbins was with No 54 Squadron
in July 1940. He was posted to No 66 Squadron
in September. On the 14th of September
1940 he was shot down in his Spitfire
I (X4327) by a Bf 109 over
Maidstone at 16:00hrs and seriously injured.
R.Roberts of No 64 Squadron force
landed his Spitfire I (R6990)SH-W
at Calais-Marck on the 15th of August
1940 after combat with a Bf 109
at 15:25hrs. P/O R.Roberts became a P.O.W.
D.N.Robertson of No 152 Squadron
crashed his Spitfire I (R6811) at
Bestwell after combat with some Bf 109's
off Swanage on the 8th of August 1940
at16:15hrs. The aircraft burned up but he escaped injury.
A.I.Robinson of No 222 Squadron
was wounded in the leg on the 2nd of
September 1940 at 17:45hrs. His Spitfire
I (X4280) was damaged by a Bf 110.
|S/L Maurice Wilbraham
Sandford Robinson was with No 73
Squadron flying Hurricane's and on the 14th
of September 1940 he baled out of his Hurricane
I (L2039) after combat above Tonbridge
He went on to be A.O.C. Scotland, and Air Attaché in Washington amongst other
postings. He retired as Air Commodore C.B.E., and died in 1976.
P.B.Robinson was the leader of Red Section
601 Squadron flying Hurricane's.
He scored one kill before and two during the Battle of Britain and forced
a Bf 109 to land in a field South
P.E.M.Robinson joined No 56 Squadron
on the 25th of July1940. Sgt Robinson
went on to score three victories during the Battle of Britain.
H.A.C.Roden of No 19 Squadron
was on the 15th of September, in
combat with a Bf 109, at 1510hrs.
His Spitfire I (P9431) was a write
off when he crash landed. H.A.C.Roden was injured.
E.B.Rogers of No 501 Squadron
was shot down on the 28th of September
1940 at 10:10hrs. His Hurricane
I (V7497) had been in combat with some Bf
109's over Deal in Kent and he baled out safely.
J.Rose of No 32 Squadron baled
out of his Hurricane I (V6547)
over the Channel on the 25th of August
1940 at 19:00hrs. He had been in combat with a Bf
109. He was unhurt and was picked up.
|S/L Fredrick E.Rosier
badly burned in France when he was shot down before the Battle of Britain.
He took command of No 229 Hurricane Squadron
in the closing stages of the Battle.
A.T.Rose-Price joined No 501 Squadron
on the morning of the 2nd of September
1940. He was K.I.A. in the same afternoon while on patrol. He was shot
down over Dungeness at 16:30hrs in his Hurricane
J.K.Ross of No 17 Squadron was
shot down and wounded by British A.A. fire over the Chatham area on the
13th of October 1940. He baled
out of his stricken Hurricane I (P3536)
S.P.le Rougetel flew with No 600
Squadron. On the 9th of August 1940,
at night his Blenheim suffered engine
failure. To compound his problems, he came under fire from British A.A.fire.
He and his radar operator/gunner (Sgt
E.C.Smith) baled out of the Blenheim
1f BQ-O (L8679) over the
Channel. They were both safe but Smith had to swim ashore at Westgate.
J.H.Round of No 248 Squadron
was killed on the 19th of August 1940
he was the pilot of a Blenheim IVf (L9457).
He and his crew (W.H.Want and M.P.Digby-Worsley)
were on a recce of the Norwegian coast and they failed to return.
M.Rozwadowski from Poland
of No 151 Squadron was K.I.A on the
15th of August 1940 at 19:20hrs,
whilst on patrol in his
(V7410) over Dover, by a Bf 109.
FredrickW.Rushmer of No 603 Squadron
was killed on the 5th of September 1940
at 10:00hrs. His Spitfire I (X4261)
was shot down in a fierce dogfight with a Bf
109 over the Weald of Kent. He was buried in the village churchyard
at Staplehurst. Because two pilots were unaccounted for that day his gravestone
was marked ' An airman of the 1939 - 1945 War, Royal Air Force ---- Known
unto God. He was finally honored 58 years later after a remarkable crusade
which lasted 8 years by a 64 year old woman (Jean Liddicoat) to prove the
grave was rightfully that of F.W. Rushmer.
Blair Dalzel Russel a Canadian
joined up at the outbreak of war with No
1 R.C.A.F. Squadron. He destroyed eight aircraft before the end of
September 1940 and was awarded the
D.F.C. on the 25th of October 1940.
Russel was repatriated to Canada for most of 1941 and 1942, he returned
to serve with a number of Canadian Squadrons, receiving the Bar to the
DFC on the 16th of November 1943. He dropped a rank to take command of
a Squadron again, and on June the 10th 1944 flew to a forward airfield
in France, becoming the first Spitfire to land in France after the invasion.
Russel was awarded the D.S.O. on the 3rd of October 1944. He attained the
rank of Wing Commander.
H a'B 'Humph' Russell
of No 32 Squadron was on patrol
on the 18th of August 1940 in his
Hurricane I (V7363). He baled out
seriously wounded following combat with a Bf
110 from ZG 26 near to Edenbridge, at 13:55hrs.
R.D.Rutter of No 73 Squadron was
wounded on the 5th of September 1940
at 15:25hrs. He was shot down in his
I (P3110) near Billericay, Essex by return fire from a Ju
88, he baled out.
Norman Ryder of No 41 Squadron
was shot down on the 27th of September
1940 at 15:45hrs. He baled out of his
I (R6755) after being shot down by a Bf