Record of service for Squadron Leader Robert Antony Maurice Palmer VC DFC* AE (115772) RAFVR

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Title

Record of service for Squadron Leader Robert Antony Maurice Palmer VC DFC* AE (115772) RAFVR

Description

Gives personal details, service as an airman, commissioned service with promotions, postings including 75, 149 and 109 Squadrons, honours and awards including Victoria Cross, Distinguished Flying Cross and bar, mentioned in despatches, and air efficiency award.

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Date

1984-01-19

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Type

Format

Two printed pages on two album pages

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Identifier

PPalmerRAM17010018, PPalmerRAM17010017

Transcription

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[underlined] RECORD OF SERVICE OF SQUADRON LEADER ROBERT ANTHONY MAURICE PALMER VC DFC[symbol] AE (115772) RAFVR [/underlined]

[underlined] Date of Birth: [/underlined] 7 July 1920

[underlined] Service as an Airman [/underlined]
Enlisted in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve as No 758016
Aircraftman Class II/under training Pilot – 22.8.39
Promoted Sergeant – 23.8.39
Remustered Pilot – 7.9.40
Promoted Temporary Flight Sergeant – 1.6.41
Discharged on appointment to a Temporary Commission – 28.1.42

[underlined] Commissioned Service [/underlined]
Granted a Commission for the Emergency as Pilot Officer on probation in the General Duties Branch of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve – 29.1.42
Confirmed in appointment and promoted Flying Officer (War Substantive) – 1.10.42
Promoted Flight Lieutenant – 29.1.44
Granted rank of Acting Squadron Leader – 10.12.44
Previously Missing on – 23.12.44
Now Killed in Action
Body Recovered Overseas

[underlined] Postings [/underlined]
Rochester – 1.9.39
No 5 Initial Training Wing Hastings – 25.9.39
Headquarters Reserve Command Pool – 11.4.40
No 12 Flying Training School – [inserted] Desford [/inserted] – 8.6.40
No 15 Officer Training Unit – [inserted] Harwell [/inserted] – 7.9.40
No 75 Squadron – [inserted] Feltwell [/inserted] – 16.11.40
No 149 Squadron – [inserted] Mildenhall [/inserted] – 26.11.40
200 Training Unit – [inserted] 20 Op. Tr. Unit [/inserted] – 13.2.41
No 20 Operation [inserted] al [/inserted] Training Unit - [inserted] [indecipherable word] Operational Training Unit [/inserted] – 29.1.42
No 1501 Beam Approach Training Flight – 12.10.42 – 18.10.42
No 20 Operation [inserted] al [/inserted] Training Unit – 28.12.42
1685 Mosquito Training Unit 80 Path Finder Force – 9.11.43
No 109 Squadron – 16.1.44
Missing (Flying Battle) – 23.12.44

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[rubber stamp] M.O.D. R.A.F.
P.M.C.
19 JAN 1984
PM (AR) kb (RAF)
GLOUCESTER [/rubber stamp]

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[underlined] Honours and Awards [/underlined]
Mentioned in Despatches – London Gazette – 14.1.44
Distinguished Flying Cross – London Gazette – 30.6.44
Bar to Distinguished Flying Cross – London Gazette – 8.12.44
Victoria Cross – London Gazette – 23.3.45
Air Efficiency Award

[underlined] Medals [/underlined]
1939/45 Star
Aircrew Europe Star with Clasp France and Germany
Defence Medal
War Medal 1939/45

G W Hayson
G W HAYSON
for Air Secretary

[rubber stamp] M.O.D. R.A.F.
P.M.C.
19 JAN 1984
PM (AR) kb (RAF)
GLOUCESTER

Citation

MOD RAF PMC, “Record of service for Squadron Leader Robert Antony Maurice Palmer VC DFC* AE (115772) RAFVR,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 15, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/38205.

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