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Battle Of Britain Pilot?

Battle Of Britain Pilot?
Author: northeagle
Time Stamp:
12:06:43 Tuesday, November 7, 2006
Post:
Hello All,

As part of some ongoing research into 607 Squadron, I came across the name: F/O 75831 R.G. Lauder. He appears, squadron ORB as joining 607 Squadron, June 1, 1940 and departs December 1940.

He does not appear on any of the Battle of Britain lists and I can't find a reference to him in the London Gazette. Anyone now anything?

Best Wishes.

Robert.


RE: Battle Of Britain Pilot?
Author: Marks (Guest)
Time Stamp:
12:37:18 Tuesday, November 7, 2006
Post:
Robert,

The Air Force List October 1940 lists :-

78531 P/O Robert George LAUDER 14/4/1940 R.A.F.V.R

The CWGC lists him as F/O died 15/7/1941 while with 73 Sqn, hi is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

Mark


RE: Battle Of Britain Pilot?
Author: northeagle
Time Stamp:
10:19:22 Thursday, December 7, 2006
Post:
Hi Mark,

Thanks for the info, another little bit sorted. Thank you kindly.

Best Wishes.

Robert.


RE: Battle Of Britain Pilot?
Author: Brian Cull (Guest)
Time Stamp:
14:20:25 Saturday, July 22, 2006
Post:
Hi Robert

I believe you will find that P/O Lauder was with 96 Squadron late 1940/early 1941 and crash-landed Hurricane V7130 (date not noted); he then joined 229 Squadron but was attached to 73 Squadron when KiA on 15/7/41, a probable victim of Hptm Joachim Muncheberg of 7/JG26.

Pilots of 229 Squadron had flown off carriers Ark Royal and Furious, May/June 1941, to Middle East via Malta.

Hope this adds a little more.

Cheers

Brian


RE: Battle Of Britain Pilot?
Author: northeagle
Time Stamp:
15:34:53 Saturday, July 22, 2006
Post:
Hi Brian,

Thanks for your help, every little bit counts.

Best Wishes.

Robert.


RE: Battle Of Britain Pilot?
Author: floyd williston (Guest)
Time Stamp:
16:34:13 Saturday, July 22, 2006
Post:
check

http://www.surfmydot.com/96booklet/pages1-3.htm

Lauder likely didn't get his one ops. sortie in during the "official" BofB period(July 10-Oct. 31/40).


RE: Battle Of Britain Pilot?
Author: northeagle
Time Stamp:
18:32:40 Saturday, July 22, 2006
Post:
Hi Floyd,

Thanks for the reply. Lauder was on 607 Squadron from June until late December 1940. He did seem to miss the 'official' period somehow, especially as he was at Tangmere during September/October. I'm trying to establish what he was doing during this time.

Best Wishes.

Robert.


RE: Battle Of Britain Pilot?
Author: floyd williston (Guest)
Time Stamp:
01:27:50 Sunday, July 23, 2006
Post:
The squadron's ORB will establish clearly whether he was on ops. or on exercise or non-op patrols. If he was off doing something else, this may also be referenced.

(Floyd)



RE: Battle Of Britain Pilot?
Author: northeagle
Time Stamp:
10:34:43 Sunday, July 23, 2006
Post:
Hi Floyd,

Thanks for your reply. Wouldn't life be nice and simple if everyone did as they were supposed to do? I have a full copy of the 607 Squadron ORB passed on to me by the squadron historian. Lauder gets two mentions in it: when he arrives in June and when he departed in December, in between there is nothing. As I have said before, on other forums, this is not really surprising.

Anyway, it provides us with the thrill of the pursuit, even if we do end up pulling all our hair out.

Best Wishes.

Robert.