BARCLAY [DFC], Robert Montrose

"Bob went on to 45 Squadron with his pilot P/O GG Furmage RAAF and Observer P/O C Pailthorpe RAAF in late November 1941. He stayed on with the Flying Camels until 1945, in Blenheims in the Middle East, and Vultee Vengeance and Mosquito operations in the Far East, with Geoff Furmage as his pilot: they had been mates at school and so remained until Geoff’s death in 2001. When Bob marched out of the RAAF in November 1945 a Flight Lieutenant W/Op with DFC, he had no less than 114 operations in his log book."

Last Name
BARCLAY [DFC]
Given Names
Robert Montrose
Service Number
400168
Distinguished Flying Cross
YES
Date of Birth
30/01/1917
Birth Location
Launceston Tasmania
Enlistment Date
23/06/1940
Enlistment Location
Melbourne VIC.
Course Details
WAGS Course 3, 1 W.A.G.S Gallantry Citations
Intake Date
25/07/1940
Finish Date
12/01/1941
To
1 BAGS
Kill or Discharge Date
28/11/1945 (Discharged)
Discharge Unit
3 RFU
Rank
Flight Lieutenant
Notes

"Bob went on to 45 Squadron with his pilot P/O GG Furmage RAAF and Observer P/O C Pailthorpe RAAF in late November 1941. He stayed on with the Flying Camels until 1945, in Blenheims in the Middle East, and Vultee Vengeance and Mosquito operations in the Far East, with Geoff Furmage as his pilot: they had been mates at school and so remained until Geoff’s death in 2001. When Bob marched out of the RAAF in November 1945 a Flight Lieutenant W/Op with DFC, he had no less than 114 operations in his log book."

NAA Status
DIGITIZED

Acknowledgements

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