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66 Squadron, RFC & RAF, 1916 to 1919

Summary life history of Officers


Raney, Paul Hartly, 2/Lt
Born Canadian 25/12/1892 at West Toronto
With 66 Squadron from 02/07/1917 to 21/08/1917 as pilot

Eventual fate kia on 21/08/1917 in aircraft B2177

Notes: 00/12/16 Joind RFC Canada, Camp Borden, 31/03/17 Selected as Canadaian Cadet for further Instruction in Aviation, 16/06/17 23 Wg, 02/07/17 81 Sqn, 00/07/17 FO, 12/08/17 66 Sqn, 21/08/17 K.i.A. 21/08/17 K.I.A.


Rankin, John Munro, 2/Lt
Born Scottish? 12/09/1892
With 66 Squadron from 22/10/1918 to 09/11/1918 as pilot
RAeC Certificate 6724 dated 26/08/1918


Notes: 34 TS 01/03/18, Chattis Hill 18/03/18, 3 FS 03/10/18, 66 Sqn 09/11/18, SW Area 03/01/19, 32 TDS, Repatriated to America 30/06/19.


Reade, Arnold Baillie, 2/Lt
Born Canadian at Toronto
With 66 Squadron from 10/11/1917 to 21/02/1918 as pilot

Eventual fate kifa on 21/02/1918 in aircraft B2514

Notes: 00/09/17 "B"Sqn CFS, 00/11/17 ASD France, 10/11/17 66 Sqn, kifa 21/02/18.


Reeve, Leslie Hamilton, 2/Lt
Born Scottish 01/02/1898 at St Ola
With 66 Squadron from 12/12/1917 to 15/01/1918 as Pilot

Eventual fate Accident? on 19/12/1918

Notes: Black Watch. Oxford 16/04/17, Winchester 15/05/17, Oxford SMA 19/05/17, 47 TS 05/07/17, 35 TS 30/07/17, 65 Sqn 08/08/17, $0 TS FO 20/10/17, 1 SaG Ayre 15/11/17, 7 Bde 12/12/17, 66 Sqn, Accident 19/12/17, HE 15/01/18, 9 TS 03/02/18


Reid, Robert Gillespie, 2/Lt
Born Canadian 10/03/1899 at St Johns?
With 66 Squadron from 08/03/1918 to 05/12/1918 as pilot

Eventual fate died on 01/01/1958
Awarded Croce di Guerra
Notes: Exact date of death unknown. Trained in Canada, 20/11/17 F/O , 23/11/17 10 TS , 07/02/18 2 SoF&AG, 7 Bde 01/03/18, 08/03/18 66 Sqn, 05/12/18 HE , 14/01/19 S W Area .


Robarts, Geoffrey Ward, Capt
Born South African 17/04/1889 at Durban, Natal
With 66 Squadron from 27/03/1917 to 26/03/1918 as pilot
RAeC Certificate 1948 dated 17/09/1915
Eventual fate Died on 17/06/1942
Awarded MC
Notes: RFA, Joined RFC June 1915, served with 22 Sqn, 43 RS, 66 Sqn, 31 Sqn India, 1 Sqn India, HE 01/03/21, Retired May 1936


Roberts, Richard Malcolm, Lt
Born 04/05/1897
With 66 Squadron from 24/04/1917 to 28/05/1917 as pilot

Eventual fate mia on 28/05/1917 in aircraft B1715

Notes: Oxford 22/07/16, 14 RS 08/02/17, 36 RS 06/03/17, 40 RS 11/04/17, 66 Sqn 28/04/17, mia & pow 28/05/17, Repatriated 19/12/18, 30 TDS 03/03/19, relinquished commission 23/12/19 and returned to Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.


Robertson, John Ross, Lt
Born Scottish 02/01/1894 at Dunfermline
With 66 Squadron from 12/05/1917 to 12/05/1917 as pilot

Eventual fate kia on 12/05/1917 in aircraft A664

Notes: Fife & Forfar Yeo. 2 SoI 23/10/16, 39 RS 22/12/16, 63 Sqn 19/01/17, FO 25/03/17, 40 RS?, EF & 66 Sqn, kia 12/05/17 Claimed by Obltn. A Rt von Tutschek Jasta 12.


Robertson, James Alexander Morris, Lt
Born Canadian
With 66 Squadron from 13/10/1917 to 08/12/1917 as pilot

Eventual fate mia on 08/12/1917 in aircraft B4604

Notes: Canadian Infantry Bn Pvt 911502. 81 Sqn 05/09/17, FO 14/09/17 , EF 66 Sqn 13/10/17, Mia 08/12/17, Repatriated Dover 04/12/18, Unemployed list 15/03/19.


Robertson, Archibald Garden, 2/Lt
Born Scottish 01/02/1898 at St Ola
With 66 Squadron from 28/03/1917 to 08/06/1917 as pilot

Eventual fate kia on 08/06/1917 in aircraft B6207

Notes: 3 Bn Royal Highlanders/Black Watch, exact date of birth unknown. 31/01/17 43 RS, 02/03/17 Lewis Gun Course, 28/03/17 66 Sqn, 08/06/17 Collided with Sopwith Pup B1745 flown by A V Shirley.


Robinson, Charles Claude, 2/Lt
Born American 29/06/1894 at Detroit?
With 66 Squadron from 13/10/1917 to 17/06/1918 as pilot

Eventual fate FA on 17/06/1918

Notes: 23 Wg 28/06/17, Reading 23/07/17, 81 Sqn 25/07/17, FO 28/07/17, EF 66 Sqn 28/07/17, FA 19/12/17, HE 17/06/17,NE Area, 16 Grp, HQ 8 Wg, 72 TS, 01/07/18, 34 TDS 01/04/19, 46 TDS 06/03/19, Unemployed 06/4/19.


Robinson, William Hartley, Lt
Born Canadian
With 66 Squadron from 01/05/1919 to 02/05/1918 as pilot

Eventual fate kwf on 02/05/1918 in aircraft B3840

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Round, George Edward Guy, Lt
Born English 05/12/1895 at Aston Manor
With 66 Squadron as pilot



Notes: Served with RE(TF) s/n 14016 EF 17/08/14, Oxford 03/08/16, Reading 08/08/16, CFS 13/09/16, 7 RS, 55 Sqn, 29/01/17 43 Sqn FO, EF 43 Sqn 11/04/17. Resigned from RFC and returned to RE(TF) 18/07/17.


Row, Herbert Newton Edward, 2/Lt
Born English 09/04/1884
With 66 Squadron from 07/02/1918 to 13/06/1918 as pilot



Notes: RASC, OCW Denham 08/03/17, SMA Oxford, 12 TS 22/06/17, 49 Sqn 25/07/17, 94 Sqn 23/09/17 FO 18/11/17, 7 Bde 66 Sqn 02/02/18, 10/06/18 Wounded, 15/06/18 Hospital, HE 18/09/18, 04/11/18 14 Wg from "A" to "AD T" As Capt, SE Area 22/05/19.


Rowat, Maurice Alexander, 2/Lt
Born Canadian 01/06/1895 at Sudbury Ont?
With 66 Squadron from 10/11/1917 to 12/02/1918 as pilot

Eventual fate kwf on 12/02/1918 in aircraft B2428

Notes: Denham 09/04/17, Oxford 02/09/17, CFS "B" Sqn FO 17/10/17, 2 ASP, 10/11/17 66 Sqn, Kia 12/02/18.


Rudge, Arthur Edgar, Lt
Born English
With 66 Squadron from 19/01/1918 to 12/04/1918 as Pilot

Eventual fate Kia on 22/07/1918 in aircraft D9624

Notes: Pte Artist Rifles s/n 76573T. SMA Reading 07/07/17, 7 TS 15/08/17, 10 TS FO 08/11/17, EF 2ASD 22/11/17, 65 Sqn 23/11/17, HE 10/12/17, HQ West Grp 14/12/17, EF 14 Wg 66 Sqn 19/01/18, HE 12/04/18, West Grp 28/04/18, 67 TS 29/04/18, EF203 Sqn 22/07/18 Kia.


Ryan, Richard Worthy, 2/Lt
Born Canadian 11/11/1896 at Huron County, Ontario
With 66 Squadron from 30/09/1917 to 05/12/1917 as pilot

Eventual fate died on 17/11/1993

Notes: Pte s/n 490921 C.O.T.C. 15/05/17 Reading, 25 TS, 21/09/17 62 TS, 26/09/17 EF, 05/12/17 Hospital, 09/01/18 HE, 13/01/18 HE, 07/05/18 HQ 4 TDS, 27/11/18 1 Canadian Sqn, 28/11/18 81 Sqn, 3/06/19 209 TDS, 14/07/19 Murmansk, 25/09/19 HE. See biographies.


 

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