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Surname ROBERTS   Initials R   First Name REGINALD  
Decorations DFC  
Rank Flight Leutenant   Unit RAF   Service No. 128510  
Age 30  Deceased 18/11/1943  Previous Squadron  
Address Streatham, London  
Cemetery RUNNYMEDE MEMORIALSurrey, United Kingdom  
Grave Location Panel 120.  
Additional Info Son of Thomas Raimes Roberts and Miriam Emma Roberts, of Streatham, London. M.P.S.  
War Graves Link 2940353  Grave Photo ** YES ** Cemetery Photo ** YES **
Award Date Citation / Reference Squadron
DFC  9/11/1943  Acting Flight Lieutenant Reginald ROBERTS (128510), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 156 Squadron

ROBERTS, Reginald, A/F/L (128510, RAFVR*) - No.156 Squadron - Distinguished Flying Cross - awarded as per London Gazette dated 12 November 1943. Born 1913 at Weston-Super-Mare. Enlisted 1941. Trained in South Africa. Commissioned 1942. Citation in Air Ministry Bulletin 12011.

This officer has displayed outstanding skill as a navigator. During the raid on Peenemunde in August 1943, he navigated his aircraft with extreme accuracy and contributed greatly to the success of the attack. He has completed a large number of operational missions against enemy targets in Germany and Italy, proving himself to be a thoroughly efficient and determined navigator.

Citation details provided by Hugh Halliday. 
Source Date Comments
ORB  3/07/1943  P/O ROBERTS appointed A/F/Lt 
LG 36245  9/11/1943  DFC Notification 
ORB  12/11/1943  DFC Notification