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The Airmen's Stories - P/O R Smith


Robert Smith, from Kelvinside, Glasgow joined the RAFVR in January 1938 as an Airman u/t Pilot. Called up on 1st September 1939, Smith completed his course at FTS on 6th September 1940, was commissioned next day and reported to 7 OTU.

After converting to Spitfires Smith joined 74 Squadron on 30th September. He flew operational sorties on 8th and 9th October.

He went to 611 Squadron at Digby on 30th October but rejoined 74 Squadron, then at Biggin Hill, on 26th November 1940.

Smith was shot down by Me109's in Spitfire II P7328 off Dungeness on 27th March 1941 and reported 'Missing'.

He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Panel 34.

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